Sociology and Anthropology
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers its sociology curriculum to undergraduate students who want to pursue the systematic study of society from the microlevel (the individual in society) to the macrolevel (the study of institutions). The department offers its anthropology curriculum to undergraduate students who want to acquire a global perspective on the nature and origins of human cultural and biological diversity; different anthropology courses can be used as natural science, social science, or humanities electives. At the junior / senior level, some students may be eligible to enroll in independent study courses: (1) Individual Readings in Sociology and Anthropology (2) the Internship Program (where the student integrates a work experience with course work). Students graduating with a major in sociology or anthropology may enter graduate programs in sociology, anthropology, and social science; enter professional schools, such as law and social work; or enter careers requiring a bachelor's degree in the liberal arts. Both Sociology and Anthropology majors are encouraged to draw upon the resources of other departments in social and behavioral sciences, as well as the humanities and physical/natural sciences. Counseling on programs and career choices is available within the department.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology maintains a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society (Iota of Indiana Chapter). Students are selected on the basis of excellence in research.