Sociology/Anthropology Department

When you explore sociology and anthropology at SUNY Cortland, you’ll immerse yourself in the study of the human condition. You’ll examine how societies and cultures are formed and how they shape and are shaped by human behavior. You’ll develop analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills that are vital in any walk of life.

Classes are small, led by faculty who are eager to help you succeed. Opportunities for independent research, internships, fieldwork, study abroad and service-learning will let you put classroom theory to the test in the real world.

The list of career paths the department prepares students for is long and diverse. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers as educators, law enforcers, human service professionals, cultural resource managers, researchers, attorneys, human rights advocates, and more. The skills we impart are transferable across numerous fields. 


News

Students practice solving international crises

Seven Cortland undergraduates negotiated against graduate students from Syracuse University's Maxwell School.

How jailing a parent impacts a child

Christopher Wildman’s talk Sept. 24 continues the university's series on ‘debt.’

Spanish artist to discuss depiction of immigration

Juan Gallego's forthcoming graphic novel, The Plague, deals with tragic events.

Lecture Series to explore power of action

The Brooks Lectures starting on Sept. 25 will highlight efforts to end injustice.

Roundtable to focus on community improvement

College and community are joining forces to make Cortland a better place.

Clubs/Societies

  • Sociology/Anthropology Club
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (International Honor Society for Sociology)
  • Alpha Phi Sigma (National Honor Society for Criminology)


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