Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is to provide a high quality baccalaureate program in Anthropology and Sociology.  Anthropology exposes our students to the subfields of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology; Sociology exposes our students to the theoretical background of the discipline, trains them in its methodology, and acquaints them with the variety of its substantive content. Both disciplines prepare students to advance upon graduation to either graduate schools or positions in government, social services, non-profits, or business/industry. Quality teaching is reinforced by the participation of faculty in the advancement of anthropological and sociological knowledge and service to the University and their professions.