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Anthropologists study people — how we interact with each other and our environments, how our cultures are organized and made meaningful and how we evolved into our current forms. You’ll study how biology, economies, politics, religion, technology and geography influence human behavior over time, giving you a better understanding of the present.

With the broadest comparative scope of any discipline in the social sciences, anthropology has traditionally included four subfields: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology and physical anthropology, also known as biological anthropology. Anthropology majors and minors at TCU can take courses in all four of these subfields.

As a Sociology major, you’ll examine the significant social and cultural forces that shape personal lives, groups, communities, nations and the world. You’ll learn how to navigate complex and social structures and influence social policy and change. You’ll develop transferable skills — critical reasoning, social sensitivity, leadership and knowledge of social institutions — to be successful in any career.

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology offers three undergraduate degrees as well as minors, teaching certificate and a departmental honors track.

Areas of Study

Expand your horizons with study abroad in more than 50 countries, service-learning trips overseas and internships around the world.

Study Abroad

At TCU, you’ll grow intellectually and personally, and you’ll also gain specific knowledge and skills for a career. You’ll learn by doing, stepping outside the classroom to turn your ideas into action. Internships are invaluable for helping sort out which career path most interests you.


At TCU, you’ll have access to a career consultant who works exclusively with AddRan students. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career coach who will assess and analyze what you need most. You’ll learn how courses, internships and service projects can broaden the experience on your resume. Learn more about everything career services has to offer sociology and anthropology majors.

Career Preparation