Sociology and Anthropology

Starting a major

SOAN 121 (Intro to Sociology) and SOAN 128 (Intro to Anthropology) are intended as first-year courses, but are not prerequisites unless otherwise indicated

Are there courses students MUST, SHOULD, or can take their First Year?

  • Must:  There are no courses that absolutely must be taken in the first year.
  • Should/Can:
    • It is advised that students take the required statistics course in either their freshman or sophomore year
    • First year students can take the introductory courses to the major as well as any open 200-level course

Credit for Previous Coursework/Placement

  • Credit is given for the statistics course requirement for an AP Statistics test score of 4 or 5
  • Credit is given for the intro course requirement for an IB score of 5-7 in Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Transfer courses or courses taken as part of off-campus programs may be approved for credit by the department chair

Informational Events

Week One Information Session