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Sociology & Anthropology

Sociology & Anthropology at Piedmont College is designed to promote an understanding of past and present diverse cultures and the relationships among them. Our majors promote and recognize the achievements of these cultures, and develop a greater understanding of ourselves as human beings. Students in the major learn to think critically to identify the various forces or conditions which we live. They use acquired analytical and research skills; the ability to appreciate other cultures and societies; and an anthropological and sociological perspective to make the world a better place for all individuals.

About the Program

Sociology & Anthropology majors not only learn in the classroom but also outside of the classroom. Majors have participated in these activities during their program:

  • Internship options that can enhance students’ academic experience and future professional prospects. Standard internship options are available as well as those discovered and developed by students which can prepare students for a future in the workforce or graduate school.
  • Nearing the end of the program, students enrolled in relevant courses may design their own research studies on topics of special interest to them.
  • Exciting Maymester travel opportunities.

The knowledge and transferrable skills graduates have upon completion of this program can enrich the understanding of, and functioning among, dynamic groups of people in various environments and are valued in the workplace.