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Sociology and Anthropology

Prepare to live in a changing world. Prepare to change the world you live in.

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Beyond Illinois State

With a degree from our program, you can go anywhere and do anything.
Here's how we prepare you for success.

  • Gain Valuable Skills

    You'll leave our program with all the skills employers look for. You'll learn to think critically, solve problems, collaborate, and write.

  • Understand the Value of Diversity

    We prepare you to work in a global society. Sociology and Anthropology view the world's issues through a cross-cultural lens. This helps you see and appreciate perspectives from all kinds of people.

  • Participate in Experiential Learning

    Our internship and civic engagement opportunities connect your classroom experience to the real world. You'll work on important projects that make a major impact.

  • Focus on You

    Our small and diverse classes give you lots of individualized attention and let you concentrate on your passions.

Why Study Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State?

Gloria Aguirre

Alumni Spotlight

Gloria Aguirre shares her gratitude for her time spent at ISU, as she would not be where she is today without the department of Sociology and Anthropology!

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News and Events

See what's happening in Sociology and Anthropology.

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Dr. Shelby S. J. Putt, assistant professor of Anthropology, reflects on new funded research experience for anthropology students. 

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