Sociology & Anthropology


Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology!

Sociology and Anthropology provide students with a wide breadth of opportunities and experiences in two highly-respected and widely-recognized social science disciplines. Our Department, in the Faculty of Arts, is a vibrant and growing department with over 300 Sociology Majors and over 150 Anthropology majors, as well as 34 Faculty Members specializing in numerous, diverse, innovative, and globally leading areas of research and teaching.

The Sociology program focuses on a strong foundation in sociological theory, methods, and social inequality including intersections of gender, race, and social class. The Sociology program prepares students for a wide range of careers in, for example, law, corrections, forensics, policing, immigration, social policy, emergency management, mass communication, counseling, human/social services, and public health among others.

The Anthropology program focuses on a strong foundation in the fields of archaeology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology. The Anthropology program prepares students for a wide range of careers in cultural resource management, archaeology, international development/affairs, tourism/heritage, healthcare services, humanitarian efforts and advocacy, among others.

The department offers students the opportunity to take a major, minor or Honours in either Sociology or Anthropology.

If you have any questions, please contact us or contact your advisor. We look forward to helping you experience Mount Royal University!