Sociology and Anthropology Major Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Director Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel J-term 2018 Study/Travel CoursesPayment Procedure & Scholarship InformationJ-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session RegistrationImportant DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) Sociology and anthropology study social life and culture in order to understand the causes and consequences of human action. A sociology major develops an understanding of how cultures shape our behaviors and choices—insight that can be applied to careers in any field, from medicine to business, higher education to law, teaching to sales. A Major to Suit Your Interests With a sociology major, you explore the world through the lens of societies and cultures. The sociology curriculum at R-MC, which also includes the study of anthropology, draws upon a variety of theoretical perspectives to consider such areas as culture, socialization, deviance, inequality, health and illness, family patterns, social change and race and ethnic relations. While being introduced to the broad reach of sociology and anthropology, majors also refine their focus by choosing an area of concentration and by participating in an internship, field study or independent research project. Learning Through Giving Back Service learning projects in the sociology major have included hurricane-relief in New Orleans and mentoring and tutoring of refugees from Burundi newly arrived in the United States. Travel for Knowledge Recent travel-study programs led by sociology faculty have included trips to Ghana and Brazil. All R-MC students also are encouraged to consider the college's semester abroad options. Apply to R-MC! Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?