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.
Kyle Green has a lot to say about research methods - so much, in fact, that he co-produces a podcast entitled "Give Methods A Chance" that offers very accessible insights on how research actually happens. Green describes it as "a labor of love."
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.
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:
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.
“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
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:
Strong focus on research with numerous opportunities for real-world experiences, including internships and field work.