Winthrop University: Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology

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Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology

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Sociology - The systematic study of social life, organizations, groups, and interactions.

Anthropology - A science that deals with the origins, customs, development, and beliefs of humankind.Class Projector

Criminology- The study of crime and criminals (a branch of sociology).

Social Inequalities- The study of racial and ethnic relations, gender and sexuality, social class and economic analysis, as well as inequalities related to age and disability.


What unites these three areas of study is our faculty’s focus on social inequality and social change.  Winthrop’s Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology program is unique in it’s multidisciplinary perspective, its intense focus on career-readiness courses, and it’s high-touch approach to student mentoring.


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Last Updated: 9/9/20