The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a multidisciplinary department with faculty trained in anthropology, forensic science, geography, law, and sociology.
As social scientists, we are united by our analyses of the timeless questions of the human condition using theoretically informed empirical analysis.
We offer a wide variety of courses and programs in Sociology, Anthropology and Forensic Science because our faculty has more than doubled in number over the past three years.
We offer undergraduate majors in:
We offer undergraduate minors in:
We have added new courses, designed new curricula, and increased the number of fieldwork possibilities for SLU students.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Probation and Dismissal Polices
Students that earn a final grade of ‘C-‘ or lower in a course (excluding a ‘W") will trigger a review by the department. If a student who qualifies for a review is found to have a major GPA lower than a ‘C' (2.0) average in their major coursework, that student will be placed on probation for the following semester.
Students will remain on probation until their cumulative major GPA is at or above a ‘C' (2.0) average. Students will have two probationary semesters ((P1) after the initial review and (P2) after a second semester of falling below a 2.0) to correct their cumulative GPA*. Upon falling below the ‘C' (2.0) average for a third semester (semester do not need to consecutive), students will then qualify for program dismissal (PD) and will be removed from the program.
*If a student does not take a course in the major during a semester after being put on probation, the next evaluation period will occur only when a student takes the next course in their major area.