The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

General Description / Special Programs

The Sociology and Anthropology Department at Fairfield University challenges students to examine the social and cultural dimensions of the modern world. The program integrates quantitative and qualitative approaches, and it encourages students to develop their understanding of the diversity of human societies and cultures. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to develop a series of skills while introducing you to many different perspectives. Using a comparative, cross-cultural approach, our faculty and curriculum examine the similarities, differences and patterns of human groups. Here, you will explore the diversity and history of humankind to understand and engage the major social problems faced by societies, our own and others. Fairfield offers extensive research and off-campus internships, giving you the critical real-world experience necessary for employment upon completion of the program. Sociology and anthropology students are supported by a committed faculty, dedicated to developing your knowledge of the discipline. The diversity and flexibility of the curriculum provides unique opportunities for majors and minors to work with faculty to clarify their career goals and build an excellent foundation for graduate school, or finding careers in fields such as business, marketing and communication, criminal justice, social work, health services, and education.

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Degrees Offered BA Anthropology & Sociology Joint Major; Independently Designed Anthropology Major; Anthropology Minor
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
30 Credit Core Curriculum (10 classes) 30 Credit Joint Major (10 classes) ANTH 1100 Introduction to Four Field Anthropology SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology ANTH 3600 Anthropology Research Methods SOCI 3600 Methods of Research Design ANTH 3710 Theory & Practice in Anthropology SOCI 3700 Classical Social Theory an additional 12 credits in elective sociology and anthropology courses Plus elective courses to earn a grand total (all requirements) of 120 credits/38 courses.
Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Students work with our internship coordinator to organize, complete, and reflect upon their experience in our "work placement" program.

Program Details
Research Facilities 

Library Resources
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 0
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0