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Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

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Why sociology, anthropology, Social worK

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (SASW) is an interdisciplinary department that studies the various ways human societies live and change under different social, cultural and institutional conditions. Integrating closely related social science disciplines, SASW trains students to build a systematic understanding of human behavior, social interactions, cultural practices, and institutional structures in all their diversity.

 SASW’s three core areas complement each other, enabling students to develop a holistic, critical, and cross-cultural perspective, as well as equipping them with social science research methods training and applied skills.

 Built on classical and contemporary social theories and driven by empirical scholarship, the department’s core mission is centered on social justice. As such, emphasis on the multifaceted dimensions of power and inequality, in local and global contexts, remains central to our teaching and training.    

 SASW’s key aim is to foster in the next generation of highly competent, knowledge-driven, and ethical citizenry.

What SASW gives its students:

Small classes 
Close faculty-student engagement
Dedicated advising
Flexibility for students to double major and/or complete multiple minors
Undergraduate Research
Training in research methods
Access to SASW’s Social Science Research Lab
Community-Based Learning

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Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Degrees

Details on course requirements for these academic programs and other program information can be found by following the links below.


For more information please contact Dr. Kerri Nicoll Department Chair or Maria LaValley, Administrative Assistant