Sociology and Anthropology
About This Program
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.
Why Utica College
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.
Sociology and Anthropology at Utica
“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.”
- Social Services
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:
- Cultural Anthropology
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.READ MORE