Sociology/Anthropology Department - SUNY Cortland

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 possible career paths is long and diverse. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers as educators, social service professionals, counselors, health care providers, in law and law enforcement and in many other fields.


News

Scholars of the Year Represent Broad Range of Majors

A national honors society’s “Scholars of the Year” represent a diverse range of majors — from biomedical sciences to business economics.

Chancellor Recognizes Four Students for Excellence

Three seniors and one recent graduate were honored April 5 in Albany, N.Y.

President to Discuss Cultural Climate

President Bitterbaum’s talk on Thursday, March 31, wraps up the year’s conversation series.

College Celebrates Women’s History Month

The schedule of 18 events includes lectures, film screenings and a play production.

Talk Considers Court’s Thinking on Same-sex Marriage

Timothy Delaune will address the U.S. Supreme Court's surprising shift, March 9.

Clubs/Societies

The department of Sociology/Anthropology, has a Sociology/Anthropology Club and Criminology Club, as well as National Honor Society in Sociology; Alpha Kappa Delta, and a National Honor Society in Criminology; Alpha Phi Sigma.



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