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

Upcoming Talks to Address Global Issues

A panel will discuss domestic terrorism around the world on March 22.

Political Scientist to Deconstruct Middle East

Mehrzad Boroujerdi's talk March 8 continues the year's Brooks lecture series.

Brooks Lecture Series Continues in February

Historian Randi Storch will discuss suffragist Rabbi Stephen S. Wise on Feb. 15.

Student Reconstructs Lost Maya Pigment

Undergraduate summer research grant helps fund historic experiments.

Top Cuban Diplomat to Speak at SUNY Cortland

Miguel Fraga, one of the first Cuban emissaries to the US in 50 years, will discuss US-Cuban relations.

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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