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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Aveni Receives National Recognition
Professor Aveni has received national recognition for his interdisciplinary work. READ MORE
Academic Program in SOAN
Our course offerings will challenge your knowledge and assumptions and engage your desire to learn.  READ MORE
Elders Project
Students in SOAN 333: Age, Aging, and the Lifecourse collaborated with area elders to develop video narratives.  SEE MORE
SOAN Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our sociology and anthropology faculty.
Join us as we comparatively study human cultures and societies, past and present. We challenge you to research and move us toward a greater understanding of the social structures and values that shape the lives, institutions, and social forces in our own and other societies.

About Sociology and Anthropology

We offer you the opportunity to pursue a degree in sociology or anthropology as a major or minor.

We examine a very wide variety of subjects, including courses on archaeology, cultural anthropology, social inequality, media and popular culture, medicine, and many others. If you're interested in learning more about almost any aspect of human culture and society, we're prepared to help advise and instruct you along the way.

While many of the students in our courses are working towards a major or a minor in the department, we also encourage students from outside the department to enroll with us for electives. The disciplines of sociology and anthropology lends itself well to the interdisciplinary culture in place at Colgate.

Majoring in our sociology (SOCI) or anthropology (ANTH) programs, however, does provide you with an outstanding foundation. After graduation from Colgate, you will have many options for careers or to pursue graduate study in fields such as communications, law, business management, public administration, teaching, journalism, or social work.

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Success after Colgate

Colgate alumni who majored in sociology and anthropology are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors. READ MORE