The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Morgan State University aims to help students apply the methods of science to explain human behavior in all social and cultural settings. In addition to a major concentration in sociology, the Department offers minor concentrations in sociology, in anthropology, in pre-law, and in criminal justice. Efforts are made to help students understand and deal with contemporary social issues such as sex, power, money, violence, drugs, love and social oppression in the forms of sexism, racism, and ageism. In addition, the faculty helps students to develop skills for jobs as well as for graduate and professional study.
Further, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology provides a number of interesting elective courses for students of all majors, including those pursuing careers in business administration, computer science, telecommunications, engineering, mental health, social work, teaching, counseling, corrections, health services, gerontology, law, industrial relations, personnel, public administration, religion, journalism, politics, and foreign service. An attractive feature of our department is that students have an opportunity to undertake independent study, internships, and field work, and to work closely with professors on ongoing research projects. As the Department is committed to scheduling all required courses during both day and evening periods, working students may easily matriculate for degrees within Sociology and Anthropology.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks to provide its Majors with the latest sociological tools (knowledge and research skills) which will enable them to function meaningfully in the world of employment. In addition, the Department seeks to instill in its Majors the importance of putting something back in the community so that they may be able to be of service to those who are less fortunate. Finally, the Department stresses the importance of knowledge not merely for its functional significance (for example earning an income), but knowledge for its own sake that involves the acquisition of knowledge and learning as lifelong activities.