The sociology and cultural anthropology program at Saint Martin's University provides students with unique opportunities to study contemporary American society and a wide range of cultures in the classroom, in surrounding communities, and in cooperation with campus study abroad programs around the world. The program demonstrates a strong focus on student-centered research.

Program highlights

Whether conducting archival research, taking fieldtrips to museums or local research sites, learning how to interview subjects of research, use participant observational techniques, or study the classics of global ethnography, our students receive well-rounded anthropological training that prepares them for a broad range of jobs or future graduate work.

Political science students will undertake rigorous course work as they seek to understand the significance of class, race, gender, property relations and other identities in shaping political structures and political behavior. The department will strive to promote social justice and to encourage students to be active, thoughtful members of their community.

Internship and directed study opportunities allow students wishing to work in museums, public agencies, or non-profit organizations gain on-the-job experience and explore the workplace environments while pursuing their degrees.

Graduates with a degree in anthropology and sociology are well-suited for a career in any number of fields, including:

  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Museum Curating
  • Social Work
  • International Development
  • Government
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Non-profit Management
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Forensics

For a complete list of professional applications, visit "What Can I Do With Major?". For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.



  • 40-46 semester hours of CORE requirements
  • 12 semester hours of lower-division courses
  • 27 semester hous of upper-division courses

Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of CORE (general) requirements for bachelor's degrees.

SOC 101Modern Society and Culture
SOC 102American Social Problems
SOC 103Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
SOC 240Research Methods


SOC 318History of Sociology and Anthropology
SOC 320Social Psychology
SOC 350Social Theory
SOC 450Advanced Research for the Social Sciences
SOC 499Sociology Seminar
Additional SOC courses:Upper-division sociology and cultual anthropology courses


  • nine semester hours of lower-division courses
  • 12 semester hours of upper-division courses
SOC 101Modern Society and Culture
SOC 102American Social Problems
SOC 240Research Methods