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Studying Sociology & Anthropology at Linfield

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Do the social lives of human beings fascinate you?

Are you interested in understanding the complexity of human cultures across human history or around the world? Do you yearn for a better understanding of the complex causes and consequences of human behavior? Do you want to gain the skills needed in a 21st-century labor market that is fast-changing and increasingly global?

If so, then a major in sociology or anthropology is for you!

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Why Linfield?

Linfield's Department of Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) offers a rigorous interdisciplinary sociology-anthropology curriculum with breadth across the core and depth in each major. Our program is unique in that we have a joint department, yet separate majors. While focusing on the one you're most interested in, you still get the best of both and gain a broader perspective and understanding of human behavior.

While studying in our department, take advantage of engaging opportunities and activities that develop the types of skills today’s employers are looking for.

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Explore the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Linfield University and discover what committed professors and an exciting program can do to help you to realize your potential.