Home of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Our department builds from the strengths of faculty in the disciplines of Anthropology
. Both branches of the department emphasize scientific approaches to research, instructing students in contemporary topics of inquiry. Majors in Anthropology choose to focus in one of three areas: archeological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. Students in Sociology choose to major in Sociology, Criminology, or can choose a Sociology Pre-Law Major. The department also offers a Masters of Arts in Sociology
to train students in preparation for advanced graduate training or employment in a variety of applied settings.
With numerous teaching awards at the College and University levels the department has developed a reputation as a faculty of engaged, effective and compassionate teachers. Advanced undergraduate majors can gain hands on experience through internships in sociology and criminology, internships in anthropology or through the field school in Ohio archaeology.
Q2S Resources: For departmental majors making the transition from quarters to semesters, please visit our Q2S resource page.
Find Us: In Athens, the department is housed on the main floor of Bentley Annex at the intersection of Richland Avenue and President Street. Sociology and Anthropology at OU are also represented by faculty on the regional campuses and through online courses.
Online News: Departmental news and events are reported through our Facebook page and through our annual newsletters.
Fall Courses: Browse fall anthropology and sociology course schedules.