BA in Sociology - Anthropology Option
Anthropology and sociology partially overlap, but anthropologists are more likely to study non-western societies or subcultures in the US and to focus on understanding culture and power in a global context. This program emphasizes the development of a holistic cross-cultural perspective and offers the possibility of studying various ways of life in the US as well as in other societies around the world. The faculty has expertise in societies in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe, as well as in the US. Students graduating from anthropology degree may pursue advanced degrees in a wide range of fields, such as women’s studies, anthropology, social work and education. They will also be prepared for jobs in fields that require understanding of cultural difference and social inequality, such as teaching and educational policy, social services, museum and historical preservation, government and public service, environmental assessment, urban planning and development, medical and public health, and business.
Courses counting for the major must be completed with a C- or higher.
UMass Dartmouth students seeking admission into the Sociology/Anthropology major must have earned a minimum of 30 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.50. Transfer students seeking admission into the Sociology/Anthropology major must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Students interested in majoring in Sociology/Anthropology Option must see the department Chair for permission to enter the program, to discuss the program requirements and to arrange for a permanent advisor.
Students entering the major starting Fall 2014 will be required to take SOC/ANT 211, Thinking through Writing in Sociology and Anthropology, preferably sophomore year. They will take one less “any level” elective.