Our sociology and anthropology program provides students with a robust platform for employment, civic engagement and graduate studies. Courses in each of the disciplines of sociology and anthropology use a global, comparative and multidisciplinary approach to the study of human social organization and cultural practices.
Our students gain an understanding of how peoples' lives are shaped by markets, ethnicity, race, gender, religion and other social institutions and processes.
Our program prepares students for myriad careers serving diverse populations in both the private and public sectors, including jobs in business, technology, health care and government. The major also provides students with excellent preparation for graduate education in sociology, anthropology, urban studies and more.
Life After Salve
Graduates of sociology and anthropology programs often pursue careers in:
- Business (domestic and international)
- Community development
- Criminal justice and rehabilitation
- Cultural resource management (archaeology)
- Disability advocacy
- Education (secondary education, higher education, academic advising or administration)
- Government and public policy
- International development
- Medicine or public health
- Museums, archives and library science
- Public relations
- Refugee resettlement
- Social services and social work
- Urban planning
Put your full effort into your studies because you never know where life will take you. I thought I would never have to deal with mathematics past freshman year, but now 50 percent of what I do involves statistical applications. You never know what circumstances you will face in the future, but Salve helps prepare you for whatever might come your way.
Cassandra Cupka ’14, data analyst, NCI