Saint Louis University

Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Shared Vision





The 21st century belongs to interdisciplinary research and we are poised to benefit from our multidisciplinary
department. In scholarship, teaching, and service we are  thinking and working outside the traditional boxes.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers degree programs in: Anthropology; Sociology;
Forensic Science; and GIS.  These four specialties bring different theory and empirical research techniques
that broaden our curriculum and will allow us to better serve our students.

What's New

The GeoSRI lab is part of the team that will support the Saint Louis Partnership project  "Civic Engagement
and Technology for Municipal Court Reform in St. Louis County" supported by a MacArthur Foundation Grant.

This research lab supports: "R", "STATA", "SAS" and "SPSS" programming as well as numerous geo-spatial
mapping and related programs with applications across disciplines and areas of specialization in the sciences,
social sciences and humanities. 

New interdisciplinary Ph. D. program in Public and Social Policy. The program offers track specializations
in Urban and Community Development, Health, and Geo-spatial methodology.

New Major in Forensic Science starting this fall (2015) provides students with the opportunity to gain
scientific and analytic skills and experience to analyze a wide range of social and physical phenomena and
provides a complement to any major.

New concentrations in Sociology major starting fall (2015) allow students to specialize in: health and
medicine; law, crime and deviance; immigration, urbanization & demography; and gender, sexuality and the
body. 

Field Schools have successful summer programs: 

Cahokia Mounds (UNESCO Historical Site) field excavations were followed by the field methodology
laboratory for classification, analysis and artifact photography in our archaeological labs on Saint Louis
University campus. 

An Urban Ethnography field school, "The Just City", gathered and analyzed data on urban life and challenges
in St. Louis City.

Innovative Programs and Curricula:

New interdisciplinary Ph. D. program in Public and Social Policy. The program offers track specializations in
Urban and Community Development, Health, and Geo-spatial methodology.

New Major in Forensic Science starting this fall provides students with the opportunity to gain scientific
and analytic skills and experience to analyze a wide range of social and physical phenomena and provides a
complement to any major.

The Department offers interdisciplinary programs in Geo-spatial analysis and Health and Social
Sciences
as well as other new concentrations in the sociology major Forensic Science.

New courses in sociology and anthropology designed to address the changes in Health education and
the MCAT exam.  




For more information about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, contact Dr. Richard Colignon, Department Chair, at (314) 977-2900 or rcoligno@slu.edu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Saint Louis University Department of Sociology and Anthropology
3700 Lindell Boulevard Morrissey Hall ◆ Room 1915 ◆ St. Louis, MO 63108-3342
Phone: 314-977-2900 ◆ Department Contact: Jchris26@slu.edu
1-800-SLU-FOR-U 

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