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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

JeannieheahshotChair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology! As social scientists, we concern ourselves with the systematic study of human social life and the application of knowledge to solve human problems.  We study everything from pre-modern to modern societies and cultures.  We have a general sociology major, but also have various concentrations available- one in anthropology and another in criminology- for those students who want to specialize.

We hope you will consider taking a class with us as our courses are widely considered some of the most innovative and interesting on campus! Through our classes, you might participate in an archeological dig, present your research at a regional conference, participate in a police ride-along, lead a service project, or conduct a fun social experiment! Our award-winning faculty are recognized as experts in their fields, love teaching, and truly enjoy helping students develop their interests both inside and outside the classroom.  We do this by hosting various social and cultural events for students, leading trips off campus, advising student organizations, and involving students in faculty research

One of our strengths as a department is our flexibility. A lot of students don’t know that they love sociology, anthropology, or criminology until they take a course in it, so we get a lot of majors transferring to us from other disciplines.  We make it easy for students to double major, or come in late to the major and still finish on time through our flexible course structure and online offerings.  

We also focus on graduating students with skills that employers value.  Our graduates not only have marketable research skills, but also are practiced at writing and oral presentations, know how to work in teams to solve problems, and respect and appreciate diversity.  They are encouraged to engage in student research opportunities, study abroad, service learning, and internships to better prepare them for life beyond Winthrop.  After taking a few classes with us, we feel confident that you will come to love the study of human societies as much as we do!

If you are a prospective or current student, please check out our course descriptions, our faculty, and the student resources available on our website. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.


Jeannie Haubert

Dr. Jeannie Haubert

Chair, Department Sociology and Anthropology