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From The Department Chair

Are you the kind of person who questions how and why society is organized the way it is? Do you wonder how cultural traditions came to be or why values vary across societies? Does the idea of finding and identifying long hidden artifacts excite you? Are you keenly aware of the impact groups of individuals have on others? Do you have a desire to make a difference in the world? If so, you’re a natural social scientist – destined to build a career starting with a degree in sociology or anthropology. You’ll be in good company; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Ronald Reagan, actress Glenn Close, author Zora Neale Hurston, First Lady and lawyer Michelle Obama, and the CEO of Barnes & Nobles Stephen Riggio all earned degrees in either sociology or anthropology.

A degree in sociology or anthropology at Georgia Southern is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to make an impact – locally, regionally, nationally, or globally. First and foremost our faculty will train you to think critically, ask smart questions, and use data to find answers. Beyond traditional classroom work you have the opportunity to:

  1. Engage in hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom
  2. Work with state-of-the-art equipment in our archeology lab and at our three archeological dig sites (Camp Lawton, Mont Repose, and Fitzner)
  3. Conduct, present, and publish your own research
  4. Complete an internship to gain work experience
  5. Take a service-learning course to apply what you’re learning to real life issues
  6. Explore the world through a study abroad course

Do you aspire to learn more? Would you like to advance your career and maximize your potential for promotion? Then graduate school is the place for you. Our Master of Arts in Social Sciences program is specifically designed to provide students the flexibility to take courses across a range of social science disciplines. As a result graduates leave the program with broad-based training to excel in their field of choice.

Find out more about the specifics of our degree programs by following the links above. There you will find contact information for our program directors. Or, feel free to email me personally if you have any questions.

Last updated: 11/17/2017