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Welcome to the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at the University of South Alabama!

Dr. Roma Stovall Hanks, Department Chair
Our degree programs include: bachelor’s degrees and minors in Sociology and Anthropology and the BSW in Social Work. We also offer the M.A. in Sociology. Programs affiliated with the department include: the USA Programs in Gerontology, granting bachelor’s and master’s level Certificates in Gerontology and an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor, the Center for Archaeological Studies, and the University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum.

Many students wonder what career paths are open to sociologists, anthropologists, and social workers. Our graduates work in a variety of settings, including: community based service agencies; businesses and corporations; health care settings and medical schools; government agencies; schools, colleges, and universities; and research organizations. Students who complete our master’s degree program are successful in gaining admission to excellent PhD programs in such schools as Louisiana State University, University of Alabama – Birmingham, Mississippi State University, University of Texas – Austin, Tulane, and Vanderbilt. For students interested in a solid undergraduate degree program, but unsure of their long term career goals, studying sociology, anthropology, or social work can provide an understanding of human behavior and cultures – past and present. The ability to understand people, social organizations, and cultures is knowledge that will help you to be successful in any occupational or professional career path.

Our faculty members are committed to providing high quality, cutting-edge instruction. Whether your interest is theory, criminology, social psychology, family and social gerontology, environmental sociology, medical sociology and medical anthropology, cultural anthropology, social work, or research methods, our faculty are prepared to help you gain knowledge that will advance your academic and career goals.

We invite you to become acquainted with the faculty and staff of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at the University of South Alabama. Together, we can build an educational experience that will lay the foundation for your successful career.
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