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Undergraduate Programs

We offer undergraduate majors in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice within the department. Each of these fields uses social science methods to examine human behavior and the relationship between individuals and society. Our degree programs provide a balance between academic research and applied engagement. Each of our degree programs offers students the opportunity to gain the skills and competencies that employers and graduate schools have said are most important for success.

Anthropology Major/Minor

Anthropology is the discipline that examines all human behavior, from human origins to the diversity of contemporary cultures. Anthropology also examines the impact of global changes, from the origins of agriculture to current world issues such as third-world inequality and the impact of globalization. Read More

Sociology Major/Minor

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice offers both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology in four concentration areas: general sociology, community studies, criminal justice, and social services. All majors take an introductory course in sociology, as well as a two-semester sequence in research methods, a sociological theory course, and two social stratification classes. The curriculum for BS students includes additional introductory and advanced courses in math and science, while BA students complete a four-semester sequence in a modern language and additional humanities courses. Our four concentration areas also allow students an opportunity to align their coursework more closely with their career goals. Regardless of the specific degree path chosen, a sociology major provides students with the tools to understand the social causes and consequences of interpersonal and group behavior and to prepare for a variety of professional paths. Read More

Criminal Justice Major/Minor

Criminal justice is a multidisciplinary approach to the scientific study of the causes, consequences, and prevention of crime. Clemson’s program provides students with the opportunity to study a variety of timely and captivating topics such as organized crime, computer crime, criminal evidence, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, criminology, and justice administration. It combines this traditional criminal justice curriculum with additional courses in topics such as race and ethnicity, sex and gender, social class and poverty, globalization, and social policy in order to address the increasingly complicated ethical and social issues facing criminal justice organizations today. Read More

Business Anthropology & Human Behavior Certificate

Regardless of your major or minor, you can also complete the business anthropology certificate. This program combines cross-cultural anthropological knowledge and qualitative methods with foundational business concepts to produce globally-informed business leaders and cultural researchers. Students from any discipline benefit from an opportunity to gain a global perspective and understand how social science research techniques can greatly enhance strategic decision-making. Additionally, social science students can benefit from exposure to business concepts and instruction concerning how to operationalize their skills for today’s global job market. This program brings together the best of both domains (business and anthropology) in a manner that facilitates preparation for the real world of global business. Read More