The University of South Alabama Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work offers a variety of academic programs that prepare students for jobs in many professional settings. Undergraduate students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology or Bachelor of Social Work. Graduate students can pursue a Certificate in Gerontology. Faculty members also teach courses in several associated interdisciplinary minors, including forensic science, gerontology, museum studies and Native American studies.
The USA Archaeology Museum showcases artifacts from the Gulf Coast and covers over 12,000 years of prehistory and history.
The Center for Archaeological Studies conducts archaeological research, teaching, and public service in the north-central Gulf Coast region.
The Center for Generational Studies is a research center of the University of South Alabama that was founded in 2011 through a partnership with Via Health Fitness and Enrichment Center.