Students in Anthropology and Sociology programs are preparing for a wide variety of academic and career goals: some students are seeking careers in teaching, social service, museums, historical societies, nonprofit organizational settings, or corporations, while others are preparing for admission to graduate and professional training programs. To make sure our students get what they need from their degree, a department faculty advisor is assigned to each student early in their departmental residence to help plan and assess the student's program of study, focusing on the student's specific academic and career goals.
Check out our departmental advising guide for more information.
Based on when certain courses tend to be offered, our faculty have designed suggested course selection sequences for many of our majors to help students get the courses they need to graduate and make the most out of their four years in our programs.
- Sociology degree plan
- Cultural Anthropology degree plan
- Multicultural Studies degree plan
- Women and Gender Studies
Individual departments and colleges/schools award departmental honors for excellence in the study in depth. In the Department of Anthropology & Sociology, full-time faculty nominate students for department honors to recognize outstanding work in the major. Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The department also considers service to the department and community. Department honors are not automatic for those who receive the university's academic honors.
Anthropology & Sociology students have a strong presence on campus, and welcome new
members to the community.
Learn more about ways to get involved here.
Students in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology have successfully achieved
their career goals after graduating from Webster. Alumni have been accepted into prestigious
graduate institutions, succeeded in competitive jobs, and -- more importantly -- fulfilled
Numerous resources are available for students seeking graduate school, internship, or employment opportunities after graduating from Webster University. However, students need to take advantage of these resources as soon as possible (e.g., sophomore year). Do not wait until you graduate to begin mapping out your post-graduate goals.
Webster University has an excellent career center. Make an appointment early in your academic career.
ANTHROPOLOGY-RELATED CAREER RESOURCES
- The American Anthropological Association's (AAA) career page.
- A video interview with an anthropologist discussing careers in the field.
- A Careers in Anthropology webpage from Northern Kentucky University.
- A Careers in Archeology webpage from the Illinois State Museum.
SOCIOLOGY-RELATED CAREER RESOURCES
- An article regarding job opportunities for sociologists from Inside Higher Education.
- A video interview with a sociologist discussing careers in the field.
ADDITIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCES CAREER RESOURCES