Sociology and Anthropology at Messiah College
If you enjoy working with people and are an adaptive learner interested in culture and improving the lives of others, then a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and anthropology might be right for you.
As a student in the sociology and anthropology degree program at Messiah College, a top-ranked Christian college, you’ll go beyond traditional sociology degree requirements and take courses in anthropology and criminal justice to complete the sociology and anthropology degree program and become an adaptive lifelong learner. Like many other sociology and anthropology majors, you’ll approach your studies from both a scholarly and real-world perspective, participating in challenging courses, off-campus internships and service opportunities.
Sociology and anthropology major distinctives
- Take challenging courses such as Social Conflict, Justice and Peacemaking; Religion and Society; Urban Sociology; and Harrisburg Neighborhoods.
- Study off-campus for a semester in another country or in the U.S.
- Double major, minor, study abroad, complete an internship
- Gain valuable hands-on experience through internships at nonprofit organizations, government agencies and social service organizations.
- Earn a spot in the Alpha Kappa Delta honor society.
- Do meaningful research working side-by-side with professors for possible presentation at undergraduate research or professional conferences.
Career options for sociology and anthropology majors
As a graduate of the sociology and anthropology degree program, students are equipped to secure jobs such as:
- Director of community life
- Church relations coordinator
Internship opportunities for sociology and anthropology majors
Messiah’s nationally recognized internship program places students in a variety of sociology and anthropology internships. A few sociology and anthropology internship examples include:
- Good Works, a ministry non-profit in Appalachia
- Refugee legal assistance, City of Lancaster
- Supporting genocide survivors, Rwanda
- Drama with disabled people, Thailand
- Legislative intern, Pennsylvania State Capitol
- Promoting girls’ physical and emotional well-being at a San Francisco nonprofit
The chance to complete sociology and anthropology work while still a student, will enhance your degree and prepare you for many types of endeavors such as: graduate school and/or rewarding jobs in law, education, human services, ministry, the for profit sector or the nonprofit sector. You can take challenging courses such as Social Conflict, Justice and Peacemaking; Religion and Society; Urban Sociology; and Harrisburg Neighborhoods; Study off-campus for a semester in another country or in the U.S.; double major, minor, complete an internship or work on meaningful research with a professor.
Through Messiah College’s rich combination of international study, internships, service and academics, you’ll finish your sociology and anthropology degree program with the skills needed to promote social justice, improve lives of others and cross cultural boundaries, which will equip you for taking the next steps along your career path.