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

SUNY Cortland student awarded Fulbright grant

March 24, 2020
Kiley Stoj, a senior anthropology and biology dual major, will study the ancient Indian medicine of Ayurveda in the Iron Age.

Library posters and talks focus on suffragettes

March 10, 2020
These Cortland County notables worked to win women’s right to vote.

Filmmaker infuses diversity into cinema

Febr. 25, 2020
Anthropology scholar Mariangela Mihai will talk about ethnofiction filmmaking March 9.

Professor to discuss health decision-making

Febr. 10, 2020
Alexis Blavos will speak on advocacy relating to public health and wellness.

Poverty assistance expert to speak

Jan. 28, 2020
Social researcher Maggie Dickinson will discuss how public policy abandons the poor.

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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