Sociology and Anthropology Department

Sociology and Anthropology

A.B., Major

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Taking a Closer Look

As a Sociology and Anthropology major you will see the entire human experience as your textbook with the benefit of world-renowned faculty at your side. You can also develop and pursue your own interests through independent studies and research, community service, internship opportunities with local and national organizations and study abroad.

Sociology and Anthropology is engaged in not only understanding the intricacies of why and how we interact with one another but with creating paths for improving those interactions. You will attain the knowledge, skills and values to interact with diverse people in a variety of social settings.

Graduates have attended prestigious graduate programs at U.S. universities including Tulane, Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill, as well as Oxford University in England and the University of Peace in Costa Rica. They have also built successful, rewarding careers at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and with USAID in the Translating Research into Action Project.

Major/minor requirements and course descriptions are available in the online version of the Guilford College Catalog. Use the keyboard shortcuts Control F for PC or Command F for Mac to search the document for your program.

Hands-on Learning

Sociology and Anthropology majors have attained valuable skills and expanded their professional network during internships at the following sites:

  • International Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mayan Archaeology Field School
  • Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of African Art)
  • Casa de Guadalupe
  • Clara House
  • Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Greensboro Urban Ministry
  • Lutheran Family Services
  • Pathways Homeless Shelter