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Mission Statement

A central goal of the Sociology-Anthropology Department is to develop our major’s capacities as social scientists to think critically and globally about human experience. The department offers students the richness of a multi-disciplinary study of the ways in which culture and society influence human behavior. We provide students a foundation in the concepts, theories, and methods of sociology and/or anthropology. Students also have the opportunity to take courses related to social work. Our majors may tailor their course of study around one of three major tracks: General Sociology, Human Services and Cross-cultural.

Along with a strong academic background in sociology and anthropology, we want our students’ interests in these disciplines to be grounded within the Christian faith. We place emphasis upon not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills but also the ability to use them to serve others and to further the building of Christ’s Kingdom.