Sociology, anthropology and criminology students study societies and how they work. They learn about how past issues affect the present and how social change can occur. Courses in the department teach students how to apply sociological and anthropological principles to a wide range of contemporary social problems.
Majors often find careers doing applied research with government agencies, assisting in community development and planning, or using knowledge of social organization and social process in a variety of settings within the United States or abroad. Students are well-equipped for graduate training in the social sciences in pursuit of academic or applied research careers.