Sociology and Anthropology

Critically explore contemporary social issues, learn the roots of those issues, and respond to today’s challenges.

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At A Glance

What You'll Learn:

  • The social causes and consequences of human behavior
  • How to explore social problems, healthcare, overpopulation, race, and society
  • Social data analysis and popular media analysis

What You'll Do:

  • Study humanity from its origins to the present
  • Engage in meaningful projects on sustainability
  • Cultivate robust hands-on research skills
  • Develop your writing skills

Career Options Include:

  • Social Science Research 
  • Policy Analysis
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Public Administration
  • Non-Profit Leadership 
  • Counseling

Program Level: Undergraduate

Offered As: Major, Minor

College/School: College of Arts & Sciences

Our Students

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant's Sociology and Anthropology program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations. 

  • Adoption Rhode Island
  • Boston Women's Workforce Council
  • Boston College
  • Emerson Hospital
  • HB Communications
  • DePaul University
  • Michigan House of Representatives
  • Oakland Athletics
  • UConn School of Social Work
  • Peace Corps
  • Providence Children's Museum
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Rhode Island Republican Party
  • Teach for America
  • Suffolk University School of Law

Explore Your Passion

Julia Tricarico delivers her Honors thesis

Julia Tricarico, a sociology minor and 3+1 accelerated MBA student, delivers her Honors Thesis on the impact of societal factors such as mass media and social media on female body image. 

Learn through experience

At Bryant, we believe in learning by doing. Sociology and Anthropology students participate in experiential learning opportunities such as internships, competitions, practicums, and research collaboration with faculty


  • Engage in meaningful internships with community organizations
  • The Amica Center for Career Education works with all students starting in freshman year

Student Clubs/Organizations

  • Active Minds
  • Alpha Kappa Delta honors society
  • SustainUS


  • Mentoring in local schools
  • Organizing the annual Relay for Life
  • Leading the One Campaign and Circle Up


  • In your senior capstone, explore a topic of your choice with a faculty member
  • Research and Engagement Day presenter
  • Present original academic research at the annual New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference

Sociology of Sport

One of Bryant's most popular courses, Sociology of Sport, focuses on the global aspects of sport, especially the relationship between sport and race, class, gender, sexual orientation, national identity, and culture.

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