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.
Sept. 24, 2021
Topics plumb extremist politics, humanitarian crises and interplanetary disaster.
Sept. 2, 2021
CNN has rescheduled its screening of "The Price of Freedom," about politics and gun control, to Sunday, Sept. 19.
Aug. 17, 2021
Nine high-achieving students earned a summer undergraduate research fellowship in 2021, helping them pursue full-time scholarly work with a faculty member.
June 3, 2021
The Cortland team maximized this year’s virtual simulation of European-style government.
Feb. 17, 2021
Edith Hernandez relied on Educational Opportunity Program resources to blossom as a student.