Graduating Sociology & Anthropology students will:
- Be familiar with the various sociological and anthropological theories of collective life from the founding of the two disciplines to the present;
- Understand a range of substantive concentrations in the two disciplines, and in anthropology to the four-fields (physical, cultural, linguistic, archeological);
- Understand and demonstrate the logic of research methodology, as well the various techniques, both quantitative and qualitative, on which researchers can draw, as well as design and carry out a research project of their own;
- Draw upon the capacity to analyze contemporary issues and controversies through a sociocultural lens that will enable them to become effective change agents;
- Be able to apply their theoretical and methodological training, whether in faculty sponsored or organized research projects, or on-campus or off-campus internships;
- Be prepared for careers in a number of occupations and professions, including academia, applied research, education, social work, organizational development, public administration, counseling, the museum professions, cultural resource management, law, urban planning, management, public relations, market research, diplomacy, media consulting, journalism, and diversity training.
After graduating with an M.P.A. degree, students will be able to:
- Manage public and nonprofit sector organizations.
- Apply quantitative and qualitative techniques of analysis.
- Fully understand the close relationship between the public and nonprofit sectors.
- Demonstrate servant leadership and ethical behavior in his/her professional life.
- Apply current technological innovations in his/her professional position