Sociology-Anthropology Major

Gain experience with social science methods and perspectives that broaden your understanding of culture and society.

The department offers an undergraduate major degree in sociology-anthropology with a choice of three concentrations. Within each concentration, learn valuable knowledge and develop vital problem-solving, critical-thinking, interpretive and analytical skills. Each concentration has a specialized and distinct curriculum.

Sociology Concentration

Become a critical consumer of information related to social interaction and an insightful social observer. Prepare for graduate study or for positions in business, social services, government or politics, journalism, mass media, nonprofits and community organizations. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Anthropology Concentration   

Increase your understanding of human biological and cultural variety through time and space. Prepare for graduate study or to pursue career paths in contract archaeology, cultural resource management, crime scene analysis (forensics) in addition to positions in business, social services, government or politics, journalism, mass media, nonprofits and community organizations. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Criminal Justice Concentration

Engage in the scientific study of crime and criminality, other forms of social deviance and official responses to crime by law enforcement, the criminal courts and the corrections system. Prepare for graduate study or to pursue a career in law enforcement, crime measurement and analysis, mediation and conflict resolution, victim assistance, and homeland or corporate security, among others. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Combined Major Options

Students who would like to combine the study of sociology or anthropology with geography or sociology with psychology may choose a  combined major option involving these disciplines, with a concentration in either sociology or anthropology.  Either combined major allows students to pursue an integrated curriculum of two majors that requires fewer units than the pursuit of the two majors separately. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

WHY TOWSON University?

Internship Opportunities

Interested in an internship in sociology, anthropology, or criminal justice? Contact the internship coordinator in each program.

Computer Resources

Visit the Social Sciences Lab and access databases and statistical packages that can complement classroom learning and advance your research project.

Study Abroad

In recent years, students have participated in ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork programs in locations other than the United States, including the United Kingdom, Korea, Kenya and Mexico. 

Learn more about study abroad opportunities.