The sociology and anthropology major provides you with a practical understanding of the diverse social and cultural world that we inhabit. Sociology focuses more on large-scale, industrialized societies. Anthropology emphasizes smaller-scale societies and long-term patterns of biological and cultural change.
A sociology/anthropology degree provides you with a comprehensive base for both graduate school and work. With broad areas of study and application, this major prepares you for a world of opportunity in corporations, government agencies, social service institutions, non-profit organizations, law enforcement agencies, and more.
Opportunities and Experiences
You can participate in immersive internships experiences that cover a broad range of interests. Previous internships sites include:
- Adair County Historical Society
- Adair County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
- City of Kirksville
- Food for Kids
- Kirksville High School Counseling Office
- Lewelling Quaker Museum
- Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division
- Rural Community Workers’ Alliance
- Twin Pines Adult Care Center
- Public Defenders Office
- Hospice NEMO
In the Sociology/Anthropology program, you can develop a research idea that focuses on your particular area of interest and present your work at the Student Research Conference held on campus. Sociology/anthropology students have also presented research at national meetings like the Honors Program of the American Sociological Association and the American Anthropological Association.
Supportive Learning Environment
As a student in the Sociology/Anthropology program, you learn from professors who are professionals in their fields with a reputation for offering excellence in academic advising and mentoring.