Employment of anthropologists and archeologists is expected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of sociologists is expected to grow 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition"
The study of anthropology and sociology will train you to process information intellectually and actively in a reflective and analytical way. You will learn to think critically as you master problem-solving and communication skills through conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating knowledge.
Prepare for Success
You will discover career opportunities in social and governmental services, administrative support and management, professional research, public relations, human resources and graduate study in anthropology, sociology, public policy, social work, law, museum studies and library science.
Be a Part of the Solution
To succeed in a globalized society, you need the ability to use your knowledge and skills to develop solutions to real-world problems. In this program, you will master leadership skills and develop collaborative research projects relevant to society as you explore solutions and construct responses to social developments.
The faculty are highly qualified and diverse in their specializations and interests. Instruction is guided by the belief that anthropology and sociology are best understood through exploring, analyzing, explaining, applying and solving.
Program Fact Sheet
Students must meet all university requirements for a bachelor's degree. In addition, students must complete Core, Concentration Core, and Selective courses with a "C" or better.
General Education Requirement (37 - 41 Hours)
See the GSU Catalog (www.govst.edu/catalog) for the specific list of requirements. The general education requirements are the same as the university requirements (see Bachelor's Degree Requirements) except for the Social and Behavioral Science area where nine (9) hours must be completed, of which six (6) hours are lower-division courses in the chosen concentration, with one of those courses an introduction to the discipline, and three (3) hours of a social science course outside of the chosen concentration.
Core Courses for All Concentrations in the Majors (18 Hours)
Concentration Core Courses (15 Hours)
A. Anthropology Concentration
B. Sociology Concentration
Electives (46 - 50 Hours)
Additional courses as approved by academic advisor. Language study is highly recommended for students concentrating in Anthropology seeking graduate level anthropology training. An additional sociological theories course and an advanced statistics course is highly recommended for students concentrating in Sociology seeking graduate level sociology training.
Total - 120 Hours
NOTE: A total of no more than six credits of Independent Study (ANSO-4700 or ANSO-4710) may be counted toward the major, unless the academic adviser grants specific permission.
Admission, Degree and Graduation Requirements
Additionally, for a listing of recommended coursework, please see the GSU transfer guides.
Assistant Professor/ Faculty Advisor