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Anthropology and Sociology Programs

Study what fascinates you while acquiring a strong liberal arts background.

The skills you’ll learn through our programs are essential to many different careers, which opens more doors than you may think.

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B.A. in Sociology

If you’re interested in any career that requires an understanding of why people act the way they do, you should consider majoring in sociology. Here, we study society, the groups within it, and the effect it all has on individual behavior. Many of our students have a natural curiosity about human behavior. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. 

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Program Highlights

  • The development of observation, reasoning, critical-thinking, and research skills
  • An enhanced understanding of intercultural communication skills
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Analyze and evaluate major theoretical perspectives in sociology
  • Identify the general theoretical orientation
  • Apply theoretical analyses of social structure and social processes
  • Interpret social issues in terms of the major theoretical perspectives
  • Utilize and evaluate research methods and data analysis used in sociology
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Interpret the results of data gathering
  • Demonstrate appropriate and competent use of statistical techniques and software
  • Critically evaluate arguments, situations, theoretical arguments, and published research
  • Develop evidence-based arguments
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral form
  • Be knowledgeable of appropriate ethics concerning both professional conduct and the use of human subjects
  • Demonstrate a mastery of the ethical standards for conducting research with human subjects
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards of the American Sociological Association