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Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is very proud to celebrate the recognition of the work of Professor Grace Cho, whose book, Tastes Like War (Feminist Press, 2021), has been shortlisted for a prestigious National Book Award!

Sociology and Anthropology Department Overview

If you're looking for a future with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and an abundance of options, consider Sociology and Anthropology. The SA Department offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology. We also offer a minor in Sociology. We also participate in the interdisciplinary majors/minors and programs: Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Master of Arts in Liberal Studies; Science, Letters and Society; and, Women and Gender Studies.

We invite you to explore our website and contact us if we can provide more information. A degree in Sociology/Anthropology provides a foundation for active engagement in cultural, political and social life. Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology can pursue employment in a wide range of areas, such as: social and community services; college settings; healthcare; public relations; government services; and teaching.


Sociology is the study of social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; from the sociology of work to the sociology of sport; and all the way up to globalization and the world system
(American Sociological Association, 2002, pg.1).

According to the American Anthropological Association, “Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems. Historically, anthropologists in the United States have been trained in one of four areas: sociocultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics. Anthropologists often integrate the perspectives of several of these areas into their research, teaching, and professional lives.” The department at CSI has a particular strength in Sociocultural Anthropology.

What are some obtainable jobs with Sociology/Anthropology degrees?

  • Social Analyst
  • Market Researcher
  • Census Interviewer
  • Demographer
  • Social Work Path
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Careers in Law
  • Careers in Public Health
  • Community Organizer
  • School Counselor
  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Community Organizer


This course will provide students entering the major with a grounding in the history of the two disciplines.


The program provides students who have attained the bachelor’s degree the opportunity to study modern society and culture.View all courses in College Catalog

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty & Staff

The 15 full-time faculty in the Sociology/Anthropology program are world-class scholars and educators. They come from around the globe (for example, Canada, Brazil, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey, Puerto Rico, United States) and were trained at many universities (Boston University, CUNY, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Tulane, UConn, UMass, University of California, and University of Texas). All of our faculty are actively engaged in research in their area of expertise, which provides real world examples of the many fascinating topics we teach.

Psychology / Sociology and Anthropology Building
Building 4S, Room 223
Willowbrook Campus

Department Contact

Rafael delaDehesa

Chairperson and Associate Professor

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Christina Toti

Administrative Assistant

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