A minor in Anthropology prepares students for a variety of careers in our increasingly multi-cultural society through critical thinking and evaluation, and appropriate research methods and analysis. Anthropologists are employed by museums, national parks, and other public organizations which address the management and interpretation of cultural resources. When combined with appropriate field school experience, a concentration in Anthropology prepares students for employment in archaeology, as well as the many organizations which hire anthropologists for applied human relations work with diverse cultures, such as refugee and immigrant communities. The minor also prepares students for graduate work in either Sociology or Anthropology, and is an excellent background for advanced degrees in many other disciplines.
Sociology is the scientific study of human social behavior and social organizations. Sociologists examine the processes and patterns of interaction between individuals, groups, societies, and nations. They seek to explain how social forces influence individual behavior, the organization and behavior of social groups, and their interrelationships. Sociology focuses on empirical investigation of social facts, critical evaluation of information, and professional presentation of results. It also includes the development and advancement of sociological theory. Therefore, the Sociology minor provides both intellectually stimulating materials and practical training that compliments the goals of other fields and benefits the future career success of students. The Sociology minor is especially recommended for Criminal Justice, Public Relations, Marketing, and Social Work majors.