Delve into the world of human interaction

Explore society at every level—small groups, subcultures, cultures, organizations and institutions—and study how people interact.

When you study sociology here, you'll learn to think critically about how race, class, gender, sexuality, law, culture, social media, social movements and the state impact individual, lived experience.

In classes like Crime and Justice, you'll examine the dimensions, causes and costs of crime in the U.S. and consider the uses and limitations of our justice system in dealing with them.

Your learning isn't limited to the classroom. Explore social justice through our Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society, or put your knowledge to work in internships with local government, criminal justice and social welfare agencies.

Cap off your studies with a semester or year-long research project you select guided by a dedicated faculty advisor.

Develop useful and transferrable skills

Studying sociology builds critical thinking skills and the ability to examine complex questions—skills valued by employers in all fields. You'll learn there are multiple ways to approach any given problem.

You'll design research projects, analyze data and identify useful ways to investigate questions about public policy, public health, community development, globalization, education and the law. Adding one of our interdisciplinary minors, like international studies and public policy, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

Our graduates thrive in government and social policy, business, social welfare and education careers. They also pursue advanced graduate degrees and law school.

Recent graduates have enrolled in programs at:

Columbia University
Georgetown University
New School
Northwestern University
NYU (New York University)
Stanford University
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Delaware
University of Oregon
The Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law
Stanford University
University of Colorado
The University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University

Recent graduates have been employed at:

American Anthropological Association
The University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
New Jersey Department of Corrections
SEDA-COG Forum for the Future
Smith College
Department of Planning and Development, City of Eugene, Oregon
Homeless Planning Council of Delaware
The Museum of Natural History
National Archives
Peace Corps
Smithsonian Institution
US Department of State

John J. Bodinger de Uriarte

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Email Address bodinger@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4759

Dave Ramsaran, Ph.D.

Department: Provost
Provost & Dean of the Faculty

ramsaran@susqu.edu
570-372-4127

Shari Jacobson, Ph.D.

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Email Address jacobson@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4754

Mark Noble

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Assistant Professor of Sociology

noble@susqu.edu
570-372-4669

Crystal VanHorn

Department: Provost
Academic Assistant

Email Address vanhorn@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4196

Check out all your options! View the academic catalog.

The academic catalog is the compilation of all the amazing classes and programs being offered at Susquehanna during a given academic year.  For more information about the courses being offered, programs available, and much more, download the catalog and dig in.

See the 2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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Get Globally Relevant and Marketable Skills

Employers say they want well-written, creative and analytical thinkers. Add in the ability to look at issues critically and the tools to do research, and it's easy to see why sociology and anthropology majors are in high demand.

You'll explore different cultures and your own opinions in an inclusive environment. And the career options open to you will be amazing. You'll be prepared to enter market research, education, museums, international relations, community development, information technology, business or anything else you can imagine.

What you to do here transfers to any and every career.

Sociology and Anthropology
Museum Studies
Museum Studies

As a museum studies minor at Susquehanna University, you’ll get practical experience in a museum and gallery settings while exploring topics in art history, history and anthropology.

Student & Alumni Profiles
Student & Alumni Profiles

Hear straight from students just like you. Or read stories from successful alumni who’ll tell you just how far a degree in sociology or anthropology can take you.

Why SU?
Why SU?

Liberal arts colleges are a wise investment, especially at Susquehanna University.

Contact Us

Department of Sociology & Anthropology

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Fisher Hall

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Phone & Email

John Bodinger de Uriarte, department head
570-372-4759
bodinger@susqu.edu

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