Sociology and Anthropology are social sciences that seek to understand the relationship between individuals and the social worlds they create and inhabit. Sociologists and anthropologists investigate and illuminate how societies are organized, how cultures are reproduced and how these processes shape individual identities.
Guilford’s Sociology and Anthropology major prepares students to critically analyze social systems and consider creative responses to such social issues as poverty, racial inequality and globalization. Courses cover a variety of social groups in the United States and beyond, and study just about every aspect of life, including family, health care and mass media. Integrating scientific and humanistic approaches, we attempt to look past stereotypes and try to understand people from their own points of view.
Our studies are made more exciting by engaging with the world around us. Students greatly benefit from integrating academic training with hands-on experiences through internships at such organizations as the International Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, the Smithsonian Institution and the Greensboro Urban Ministry.
Graduates have pursued careers at various historical and archaeological conservation training programs, including the International Conservation Center, as well as with the New York Teaching Fellow Program and USAID Translating Research Into Action Project. They have also gone on to graduate schools including Tulane, American and New Mexico universities, as well as Harvard Divinity School and the Music School of Westminster Choir College.