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Sociology and Anthropology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers courses and programs designed to teach students to analyze and understand basic sociocultural processes, statuses, and roles; prepare students for careers and graduate study in the various fields and sub-fields of sociology and anthropology; and contribute to the liberal arts training and knowledge of all undergraduates.

The department has two distinctive programs, Anthropology and Sociology, each offering both a major and a minor.  UALR anthropology and sociology majors may also simultaneously pursue teaching licensure that allows them to teach social studies in Arkansas for grades 7-12.

In addition, a number of our faculty are also a part of interdisciplinary programs:  Dr. Juliana Flinn is the Campus Director for Non-Profit Leadership Studies, Dr. Sarah Beth Estes is the Coordinator of Gender Studies, and Dr. Krista Lewis and Dr. Simon Hawkins are members of the faculty for Middle Eastern Studies.

Our department faculty are also involved in many other activities on campus and beyond.  For example, Dr. Robert Sanderson is Associate Director of the Sequoyah National Research Center.  Our department consists of professional educators representing a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and experiences. We have faculty from all over the world. This diversity makes for a dynamic educational experience.

Follow one of the links below or call 501.569.3173 to schedule an appointment regarding official business, such as advising, or simply drop by to visit with us in Stabler Hall 405.


Anthropology Advising

Sociology Advising

Updated 6.18.2014