BA in Sociology - Anthropology Option
Anthropology and sociology overlap somewhat, although anthropologists are more likely to study non-western societies or subcultures in the United States and to focus on understanding culture and power in a global context. Our program emphasizes the development of a holistic cross-cultural perspective and offers exposure to ways of life in the United States as well as in other societies around the world. Our faculty has expertise in societies in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe, as well as in the U.S. Students graduating with an anthropology degree may pursue other 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 an 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.
Students who registered for the sociology major before 9/1/07, transfer students who entered in 07/08, and transfer students who entered in 08/09 with more than 30 credits are expected to meet the “old requirements.” All other students follow the regular requirements.
As of fall 2007, courses counting for the major must be completed with a C- or higher.
UMass Dartmouth students seeking admission into the Sociology major must have earned a minimum of 45 credits with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.50 overall. Transfer students seeking admission into the Sociology major must have a minimum of a 2.75 G.P.A. overall. Students interested in majoring in Sociology or 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.