Welcome to the BA in Anthropology and Sociology Program
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Sociology at Governors State University is grounded in the history of ideas, theory, and methods common to both disciplines. In this program, students share a set of core courses that enables students to master the shared concepts, theoretical approaches, and methodological practices of both disciplines. Students then choose either an Anthropology or Sociology concentration that comprise the core courses of their major. Students complete their degree with a capstone experience that comprises original research under the advisement of a faculty mentor, which grounds their understanding of social life in the discipline of their choice. At the end of the program, students earn a degree in Anthropology and Sociology, with a choice of concentration in anthropology or sociology through consultation with their academic adviser.
A degree in Anthropology and Sociology provides students strong problem solving and communication skills and knowledge about people, their cultures, and the institutions and organizations that they create. These skills and knowledge prepare students to succeed in careers that deal with the social problems and issues that they studied in their major. Students who earn a degree in either Anthropology or Sociology find career opportunities in social and governmental services; administrative support and management in organizations; professional researchers and evaluators for social, governmental, corporate, or world organizations; public relations and human resource departments; or, continue onto graduate degree programs in anthropology, sociology, public policy, social work, museum studies, library science, and law.
To view the program requirements, please go to BA in Anthropology and Sociology degree requirements page.
Program Fact Sheet
To view the program fact sheet, please go to BA in Anthropology and Sociology Fact Sheet.
Since GSU is an upper-division and graduate institution, our students are all transfer students. Therefore, we have developed articulation agreements to aid in the seamless transition from the area community college to GSU. The articulation/transfer guides can be found here.