Sociology and AnthropologyBachelor of Arts

Why study Sociology and Anthropology at Gustavus?

Sociology and Anthropology majors explore historic and current issues related to different cultures and analyze the interactions of people and societies. You learn how to convey ideas effectively, develop analytical skills, and gain experience with research methods to recognize trends and produce social statistics. This will foster curiosity, open-mindedness, respect for other cultures and experiences, and engagement with pressing social problems.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Sociology and Anthropology will be on your class schedule.

  • S/A-242Drugs and Society
  • S/A-264Criminology
  • S/A-259The Anthropology of Religion
  • S/A-262Sociology of Medicine

What can I do with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology?

The Sociology and Anthropology major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Public Administration
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Government Research
  • DEI Advocacy
  • Community Organizing
  • Law
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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