Anthropology and Sociology

What you’ll study.

You'll examine global processes of change. Understand human evolution, family, and kinship. And immerse yourself in topics ranging from education or religion to media, disability, and healing. All with a focus on exploring the current and historical social worlds that humans have created for themselves around the world. 

What you’ll do.

Conduct hands-on research. Create a senior honors thesis. And receive academic credit for internships, whether abroad or through programs at places like the Chicago Center or the Philadelphia Center. You'll have opportunities to work in the field alongside faculty, preparing you for advanced degrees and a wide variety of careers. 

Where you’ll go.

Recent Albion graduates can be found working in fields as diverse as public policy and veterinary medicine. Our alumni have pursued advanced degrees at many different universities, including Harvard University, the University of Michigan, Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin, UCLA, and the University of London. 

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Milligan, '06

Ph.D. candidate in Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

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