Sociology and Anthropology Classroom

Sociology and Anthropology

About This Program

Are you fascinated by the way people think, behave, and interact? Are you eager to explore individual and collective experiences of the past and present through hands-on learning? Sociology and Anthropology are the disciplines for you!

Why Utica College

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology provides students with opportunities to develop innovative research, communication, and socially aware problem solving skills. To develop such skills, students take a combination of required and elective courses in the major.

Interested students may choose to concentrate in a particular area of sociology and anthropology, such as criminology, gender studies, archaeology, and cultural anthropology (analysis of present peoples and cultures).

Students regularly pursue diverse interests in the form of internships, volunteering, and research projects on and off campus, which have supported local community, campus, and student needs. They may also present at professional conferences on and off campus. Past topics have included:

Such experiences prepare students for graduate school and careers after graduation.

The department also offers a study abroad opportunity in Forensic Anthropology.

 

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

(315) 792-3006

Dr. Helen Blouet

Department Chair
(315) 223-2468

General Information

Track

  • Major

Degree

  • B.A.

Location

  • Utica Campus
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Sociology and Anthropology at Utica

Career Opportunities

The sociology and anthropology major provides a strong foundation for advanced study in a range of disciplines and prepares you for professional accomplishment in:
    • Social Work and Counseling
    • Archaeology and Forensic Anthropology
    • Health Care and Education
    • Public Policy, Government, and Law
    • Applied Research and Data Science
    • Community Organizing, Entrepreneurship, and more!
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Experience It

The program maintains a strong focus on research with numerous opportunities for real-world experiences, including internships and field work.
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Choices

The sociology and anthropology program at Utica College features five concentrations, giving students the opportunity to focus their studies where it interests them most.

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, fieldwork, and more. The major program features five topical tracks: Criminology, Gender Studies, Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, and Build-Your-Own.

The department also offers minors in: Anthropology, Aging Studies, Gender Studies, and Sociology.

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Sociology and Anthropology Faculty

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
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Exceptional Faculty

The dedicated faculty of the Utica College Sociology & Anthropology Department are committed to your success. With an unparalleled knowledge and expertise, they are accessible, easy to know, and fun to work with.

Student Voices: Laura Holmes

A brief discussion with Laura Holmes, a double major in International Studies and Anthropology, on how an understanding of people and cultures allows for a better way to help others as well as how the rich diversity of the Utica area adds to the robustness of the UC anthropology program.

Field School in Albania: Dr. Thomas Christ

Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology Thomas A. Crist, Ph.D., talks about Utica College's annual Forensic Anthropology Field School in Butrint, Albania. The video was produced by David M. Chanatry, M.S., associate professor and chair of Journalism at Utica College.

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Student Voices: Margaret Baer '19

Throughout her time at Utica College, Margaret Baer built great relationships with her fellow classmates, but it wasn’t until commencement that she had the opportunity to actually shake their hands. That’s because Baer ‘19 was earning her M.S. in Data Science from her home in Kansas City, Missouri, courtesy of Utica College’s ever-expanding selection of online programs.

Field School in Albania: Michael Washburn

A brief guided tour of Utica College's annual Forensic Anthropology Field School in Butrint, Albania, conducted by Michael D. Washburn, M.A., field school instructor. The video was produced by David M. Chanatry, M.S., associate professor and chair of Journalism at Utica College.

Student Voices: Sean Regan '18, '19

Across the globe, agencies and companies rely on the knowledge and expertise of data scientists to sift through mountains of information and impart it with meaning and value. Value is something Sean Regan ‘18, ‘19 appreciates. It’s the value of his education at Utica College that led him to pursue not one, but two graduate degrees at UC.

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The Man from Grave 119

On his first trip to the Francisc Rainer Institute in Bucharest, Romania in 2006, Dr. Thomas Crist, a forensic anthropologist, was casually exploring a collection when a particular skull caused him to do a double take.

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