Sociology/Anthropology Major

As a sociology/anthropology (SOAN) major at Truman, you collaborate with your professors, participate in group projects, conduct independent research and participate in internships as you develop an understanding of human behavior and social situations.

Pursue Your Studies with the Intensity That Makes Your Dreams Come to Life

At Truman, you’re among other smart problem-solvers who like the challenge of big issues. Many of your courses are discussion-based, and small classes ensure you have frequent one-on-one interaction with your professors. You learn how to ask thoughtful questions, gain experience collecting and evaluating data, and develop project management and communication skills.

Tailor your education to fit your professional goals by choosing either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students seeking a degree in another academic program may also choose to pursue a minor in:

Discover Connections Beyond the Classroom

Truman offers several ways to test your abilities outside of class. Perform research on a topic of interest to you. Gain hands-on experience through an internship, service learning projects, or field schools. Immerse yourself in another culture through study abroad—for example, you can live and work with a rural family on an island in southern Chile, or study in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Become a Knowledgeable Leader

Approximately 50 percent of our graduates attend graduate and professional schools.  Our graduates are well-prepared for a wide variety of careers opportunities:

  • Research in Sociology or Anthropology
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Contract Archeology
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Global Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Marketing

Explore more careers in anthropology and sociology

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Psychology Professor Receives Distinguished Scientist Award

March 28, 2019

Fred Shaffer, professor of psychology, received the Distinguished Scientist Award at the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback AAPB Scientific Meeting held in Denver March 13-16. The conference brings clinicians, physicians, researchers and professionals involved with biofeedback and applied psychophysiology together to exchange information, ideas, scientific data and to share experiences. Shaffer was also one […]

Justice Systems Class Tours Juvenile CenterJustice Systems Class Tours Juvenile Center

December 5, 2018

The Justice Systems Juvenile Delinquency class toured the Bruce Normile Juvenile Center in Kirksville with alumnus Kevin Martin on November 1.

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