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Sociology & Anthropology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology!

The study of sociology and anthropology provide students with a wide breadth of opportunities and experiences in two highly-respected and widely-recognized social science disciplines. Our vibrant and growing department has more than 300 students majoring in sociology and more than 150 students majoring in anthropology. We have 34 dedicated 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 you for a wide range of careers, such as:

  • Law
  • Corrections
  • Forensics
  • Policing
  • Immigration
  • Social policy
  • Emergency management
  • Mass communication
  • Counselling
  • 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 you for a wide range of careers, such as:

  • Cultural resource management
  • Archaeology
  • International development/affairs
  • Tourism/heritage
  • Healthcare services
  • Humanitarian efforts and advocacy, among others

The department offers students the following academic opportunities:



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