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.
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 and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.
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 and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.
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 and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Interested in an internship in sociology, anthropology, or criminal justice? Contact the internship coordinator in each program.
Bob Wall (rdwall AT_TOWSON)
Laura Hahn (lhahn AT_TOWSON)
Steven Erik Hartmark (shartmark AT_TOWSON)
Visit the Social Sciences Lab and access databases and statistical packages that can complement classroom learning and advance your research project.
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.