Homer Edwin Jackson, Ph.D., Chair
118 College Drive, Box 5074
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Danforth, Fennell, Flanagan, Hayden, Jackson, Kaufmann, Kinnell, Leonard, Miller, Reid, Young
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology offers a major and a minor in both anthropology and sociology. As the societies of the world become increasingly interdependent, and as our own society continues to confront the problems of pluralism and rapid social change, success in many fields (including international development, business, government and education) will depend on the individual's understanding of, and ability to adapt to, varied circumstances and human cultural diversity. The programs in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology equip the student with the tools necessary for such an understanding.
Requirements for a Major in Anthropology
The multifaceted nature of anthropology, which integrates into a single discipline social sciences, natural sciences and humanistic studies, uniquely combines skills and insights that will prove essential in many contemporary settings. Students will complete courses in cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology and anthropological linguistics. Students majoring in anthropology must complete all general education requirements as specified in their degree plan, 33 hours in anthropology (including ANT 221 , ANT 231 , ANT 301 and ANT 401 ), and have a minor in another discipline. The student's adviser will discuss the choice of a minor that best complements the student's interests, career goals and aspirations.
Requirements for a Major in Sociology
The scientific analysis of the social world to which sociology is dedicated provides the student with unique insights into the nature of social institutions and their effects on each other and on individual behavior. The sociology major equips the student with analytical skills applicable in a wide range of contemporary settings. Students majoring in sociology must complete all general education requirements as specified in their degree plan, 33 hours in sociology (including SOC 101 , SOC 401 , SOC 460 , SOC 462 and SOC 482 ) and have a minor in another discipline. The student's adviser will discuss the choice of minor that best complements the student's career goals and aspirations.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceNon-degree