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“Doing Well by Doing Good”

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice includes a multidisciplinary faculty from four academic traditions: sociology, anthropology, criminal justice and social work. There are unique facets to each of these disciplines, but they share a common interest in better understanding human behavior in social context and in developing ways to improve and enrich the quality of life. The department’s role in the University is central because we are situated squarely at the crossroads of the natural, social and behavioral sciences with concurrent emphases on rigorous empirical methods (e.g., survey design, statistical analysis, qualitative research, radiocarbon-dating, forensic analysis), and utilize our knowledge of human systems development and performance across place, time and cultures to benefit communities and societies at large. The knowledge and skills associated with our behavioral and social science orientation is readily applicable in a variety of professional, organizational and research contexts.

Alumni Spotlight

Sociology opens doors to many careers, undergrads hear from once undecided alumni

Sociology graduates, left to right, Vernita Brown, Katlyn Gould, Martin Maloney and Whitley Mann provided insights on the many careers available to undergraduates. There’s more to a sociology degree than meets the eye. At least that was the message sociology undergraduates were sent recently by a group of Clemson alumni, whose social science careers have taken them down roads they weren’t anticipating just a few years ago. › Read More

Upcoming Events


Emeritus College Online Seminar with Dr. Delphine Dean

10:00 am to 11:30 am

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Emeritus College Seminar with Dr. Lesley Ross

10:00 am to 11:30 am

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Invited Chemistry Seminar Speaker - Mike Roper

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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