Program & Courses

Major & Concentrations

The Sociology-Anthropology Department offers a major in sociology-anthropology, with concentrations in either anthropology or sociology.


Among the courses offered in anthropology, students can choose from topics such as: Environmental Anthropology, Food and Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, and Anthropology of Latin America.


Students interested in topics within sociology can choose from courses such as: Medical Sociology, Sociology of Family, Aging and Society, Social Stratification, Sociology of Law, American Identity, and Sociology of War and the Military.

Since the sociology-anthropology major involves a core foundation of study in both disciplines, students may not “double concentrate” in sociology and anthropology. Regardless of concentration area, students have the opportunity to minor in human services.

For more specifics on the courses within each of the majors offered, please visit the College Catalog.


The Sociology-Anthropology Department offers a minor in anthropology, human services and sociology.

Human Services

The minor in human services is an area of study designed to help students be successful in a wide range of human service agencies and organizations. Students entering the field of human services can benefit from a wide range of majors including, but not limited to, biology, business, criminal justice, psychology, political science (both domestically and internationally), psychology and sociology-anthropology.

The purpose of the minor is to enhance the student’s major area of study by offering opportunities for direct connections to the human services field. Service projects and practicum experiences have included the following organizations: Penn State Extension, AIDs Resources, American Cancer Society, Lycoming County Public Defender's Office, Susquehanna Health, Lycoming County SPCA, Williamsport Codes Office, North Penn Legal Services, The Williamsport Home, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lycoming County, CASA of Lycoming County, The Salvation Army, and STEP, Inc.

For more specifics on the courses within each of the minors offered, please visit the College Catalog.