Sociology & Anthropology

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.