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Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Welcome

Sociology, cultural anthropology and social work involve the study of human behavior in groups and the adaptations necessary for life in today's world. At the University of Dayton, our majors and minors develop the skills necessary for a career, social service or for advanced study.
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Academics

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, as well as minors in sociology, anthropology, and social work. The minors are designed to fit well with our major, and can also be combined with any other major at UD.

Academics

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The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, as well as minors in sociology, anthropology, and social work. The minors are designed to fit well with our major, and can also be combined with any other major at UD.

Who are we?

We are a faculty of twelve sociologists, two social workers, and three anthropologists who share a passion for teaching, research, and supporting student success. The department partners with local community agencies as a site for examining various issues and concepts studied in classes.

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Opportunities for majors.

Students majoring in Sociology have the opportunity to conduct their own research as part of their Senior Project capstone experience, and many juniors and seniors are placed in local agencies and organizations for internships that provide useful, firsthand experiences.

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Careers in sociology.

Our students study sociology because they want to help make the world a better place, and they want to better understand people.

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Questions?

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about our programs.

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In the News
Humanities and Social Sciences 11.17.20
University of Dayton sociologist awarded Science & Technology Policy fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science

A University of Dayton sociologist is working to reduce gender-based violence around the world through a competitive fellowship program that places scientists in U.S. federal government policy positions.

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Diversity and Inclusion 10.14.20
Virtual series to examine history of racism, segregation in Dayton area

Three University of Dayton faculty and staff are partnering with the mayor’s office to host a three-part series examining the region’s history of racism, segregation and systemic bias.  

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Faculty 06.16.20
University of Dayton anthropologist awarded Asian studies fellowship

The International Institute for Asian Studies awarded University of Dayton anthropologist Simanti Dasgupta a fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Dasgupta, associate professor of anthropology, plans to complete a book manuscript about the sex workers’ labor movement in Kolkata, India.

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Simanti Dasgupta's recent article titled, "Of Raids and Returns: Sex work movement, police oppression, and the politics of the ordinary in Sonagachi, India" has been published in the current issue of Anti-Trafficking Review. This is a publication of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW). Watch the GAATW video below: