The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at ETSU is a collaborative department focused
on applied and theoretical social sciences. Though discreet disciplines, both focus
on the who, what, where, why, and how of what makes us human, what makes us…well,
us. Far from an exclusively academic or self-indulgent pursuit, modern research such
as Project Oxygen—a study conducted by multi-billion dollar corporation, Google—shows the incomparable
leadership value of the “soft skills” these social sciences instill. A degree in sociology
or anthropology will prepare you for work in education, government, non-profits, advocacy,
market research, public health, medicine, management, and more.
Sociology & Anthropology
Sociology is the systematic study of the development, structure, interaction, and collective behavior of organized groups of human beings. Our faculty areas of expertise include Applied Sociology, Culture, Deviance, Gender & Sexuality, Medical Sociology, Race, Religion, Social Inequality, Social Psychology, Sociology of Sport, Social Statistics & Data Analysis, and Survey Research. A major or minor in sociology will prepare you for leadership in such fields as information technology, law, and business management & analytics. Still unsure? Check out what the American Sociological Association has to say about your future with an degree in Sociology.
Anthropology is the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture. Our faculty retain expertise in Archaeology, Culture, Environmental Conservation, Evolution, Forensic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Native American and Indigenous Cultures, and Physical Anthropology. A major or minor in one of our anthropological disciplines will prepare you for leadership in such fields as software & game development, international affairs, and environment, cultural & natural resource management. Still unsure? Check out what the American Anthropological Association has to say about your future with a degree in Anthropology or Archaeology.
Sociology & Anthropology at ETSU
With a myriad of options, from our online bachelor in Sociology, on-ground bachelors in Sociology or Anthropology, and a 5-year Bachelors-to-Masters Sociology program, to our many minor offerings in Sociology, Anthropology, and Archaeology, we have a path for every purpose; whether you’re an incoming freshman or transfer student passionate about cultures and populations, an undergrad looking for a way to distinguish yourself as “leadership material” on the job market post-graduation, or a non-traditional student wanting to advance or change your career on a flexible schedule, Sociology & Anthropology is for you.
Reach out to us at SOCIOLOGY@etsu.edu or ANTHROPOLOGY@etsu.edu, or by phone at (423) 439-4370 and let us help you get started today!