The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work offers four major programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Anthropology or Social Work. The Department also offers a minor in each of these three fields, as well as several certificate programs, and a dual degree program. All three majors are designed to provide students with the tools to analyze, critically evaluate, and understand pressing global and domestic concerns and then to use that knowledge for the betterment of society and the amelioration, prevention, and elimination of social problems. The Department places strong emphasis on social change, human diversity, cross-cultural awareness, social justice, and service.
Sociology cultivates the sociological imagination in students to promote personal development and competent social engagement, enabling them to look behind the scenes to identify social forces that shape behavior and perceptions.
Anthropology gives students the global perspective to examine our world with a critical and understanding eye as they learn of the different ways people around the world devise solutions to the problems that are common to us all.
Social Work is committed to the prevention of social problems, the provision of social services, the respect for human diversity and importance of social justice.