Sociology and Anthropology

BA in Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology and Anthropology

When people are exposed to different ways of thinking and behaving, they gain valuable insights about themselves and others. With this principle in mind, the Sociology and Anthropology Department provides students with more than just knowledge of different cultures and societies; it critically engages them in exploring and evaluating the challenges and complexities of social life. Sociology and anthropology majors are trained in critical thinking and analysis, research and writing skills, empathy and compassion, and appreciation for diversity.

You Can Do More Here

While attending Principia, Kristen Rosen (C’11):


  • majored in sociology and minored in religion as well as Asian studies
  • served as co-director of the Public Affairs Conference on human trafficking
  • went on an abroad to India
  • performed in dance productions
  • joined Plus One, an a cappella group
  • conducted an independent research project on Indian marriage practices
  • presented her paper at an anthropology conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Imagine what you could do!