Major in Sociology and Anthropology

You Belong Here

You’re fascinated by human nature—the way people think, behave, and interact. You’re curious about history and how lessons from the past can help society today. Sociology and anthropology may be the major for you.


Academic Concentrations

Why UC?

The sociology and anthropology major allows students to build valuable knowledge in these very closely related fields, for a holistic understanding of human nature, culture, and social organization that will enrich students’ lives both personally and professionally.  With a highly accomplished faculty that has earned broad respect in both disciplines, the program is designed to meet the needs of those who are interested in pursuing social service, business, government, education, or academic careers in which knowledge of social processes is necessary.

Learn more about UC's sociology and anthropology faculty.

What You’ll Learn

UC's major in sociology and anthropology combines a strong focus on research with numerous opportunities for real-world experiences, including internships, field work, and more.  The sociology and anthropology program at UC features five concentrations:

  • Archaeology
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Gender
  • Major Elective Concentration

In addition to internships, field trips, and other learning opportunities, sociology and anthropology majors may also participate in Utica College's annual forensic anthropology field school in Butrint, Albania.

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“We could offer a course like the forensic anthroplogy field school anywhere, even at home. The extra benefit of coming to a place like Butrint is the opportunity to visit unusual parts of the world.”

Thomas Crist, Ph.D.
Professor of Physical Therapy
Director of UC’s Forensic Field School in Albania



A Degree that Works

The sociology and anthropology major prepares you for professional accomplishment in social services, government, teaching, and business; and provides a strong foundation for advanced study in a range of disciplines. UC sociology and anthropology alumni have taken leadership positions at:

  • The Social Security Administration
  • University of Arizona
  • National Development Council/Grow America Fund
  • The National Park Service

Strong focus on research with numerous opportunities for real-world experiences, including internships and field work.

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