School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Sociology & Anthropology

B.A. Sociology & Anthropology

Focused curriculum

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology & Anthropology provides students with a rigorous educational experience. Our program helps students understand how human beings create, experience and interpret their worlds and how our socially constructed cultures and structures influence human thoughts, feelings and actions. Through broad-based and interdisciplinary coursework, research and internship experiences, our students develop an analytical framework for critically assessing beliefs, policies, practices and cultural products. Students also learn how to apply theory and conduct research as a means to develop knowledge, provide evidence for decision-making and support courses of action to facilitate positive social change.

Why should I major in sociology & anthropology at HPU?

  • Receive a broad-based understanding of human behavior.
  • Provides students with a global perspective and challenges commonly accepted explanations for human actions by looking beyond surface content and systematically attempting to understand why things happen as they do.
  • Equips students with the analytical and professional skills that are necessary to engage a broad range of problems: social, cultural, economic, political, and technical, in increasingly globalized workplaces.
  • Become familiar with a variety of different viewpoints on issues of diversity and social inequalities essential to promoting social justice.

What can I do with this major?

Students with degrees in sociology can enter careers as:

  • Marketing Researcher
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Publishing
  • Urban Planner
  • International Development
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Public Health Worker
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Lawyer
  • Community Organizer

Unique courses

  • Globalization and Poverty
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Women, Gender, and Culture
  • Black American Voices: Stories & Sounds
  • Health, Illness, and Medicine
  • The Social Construction of Deviance
  • Ritual, Myth, and Meaning: The Anthropology of Religion
  • Sociology of Work and Family
  • Environment and Society
  • Class, Consumption and the American Dream
  • Research Methods in Sociology
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory


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