Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology

BA in Anthropology and Sociology

This combined BA degree is designed for those students who are interested in both sociology and anthropology. It focuses on those areas of the two disciplines where there is convergence in theory and methods. Through this major, students are introduced to major substantive areas in both disciplines. The major allows enough choice in electives that students may focus on a broader perspective in social science than is available in either the single sociology major or the single anthropology major.

Degree Requirements

Students who major in sociology and anthropology are required to take 12 courses within the two departments, totaling 36 credit hours. These courses are listed below.

One of the following:

  • ANTH 101. Human Origins
  • ANTH 103. Biological Background for Human Social Behavior
  • ANTH 104. The Human Ecological Footprint
  • ANTH 105. Human Biocultural Diversity
  • ANTH 106. Sex, Science, and Anthropological Inquiry

One of the following:

  • ANTH 100. Globalization and Local Cultures
  • ANTH 102. Culture, Society, and Diversity
  • Any 100-level SOCL course

One ANTH course focusing on an ethnographic area (ANTH 211-222)

Three additional ANTH courses at the 200- or 300 level

All of the following:

  • SOCL 205. Sociological Thought
  • SOCL 206. Principles of Social Research
  • SOCL 301. Statistics for Social Research
  • SOCL 365. Social Theory and Social Research

Two additional SOCL courses at the 200- or 300 level

Students interested in pursuing the joint Sociology-Anthropology major should consult one of the departmental Chairpersons or Undergraduate Program Directors.

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