Undergraduate Overview

Bachelor of Arts

  • Sociology/Anthropology

Undergraduate Minors

  • Anthropology

  • Sociology

Email: soa@uis.edu
Office Phone: (217) 206-6962
Office Location: UHB 3038

Departmental Goals and Objectives

Sociologists and anthropologists are interested in how people live together in this world — in our neighborhoods, across the country, and around the globe. We study people now and in the past, how they relate to each other, and all that they think, do, and make — food, music, families, nations, tools, houses, institutions, and more. We are particularly interested in the way race, class, gender, sexuality, and other elements of identity affect peoples’ experiences and opportunities, and what can be done to promote greater social justice.

The interdisciplinary BA in Sociology/Anthropology (SOA) allows students to cultivate skills and tools from both disciplines, preparing them for a broad range of careers and future studies. Core courses in the SOA major cover both disciplines and students are free to specialize in either anthropology or sociology through electives or through a minor.

The SOA Department offers an Honors Track in the major.