• Marshall Day 2016 - WV Capital Rotunda
  • MU Archaeological Fieldschool of 2010
  • Maggie Stone Presents at theInvisible Women: Unveiling Sex Work in Huntington public forum
  • Take Risks
  • Marshall University Archaeological Fieldschool at the Greenbottom Survey site
    Marshall University Archaeological Fieldschool at the Greenbottom Survey site


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Marshall University offers a supportive environment for undergraduate and Masters level students who wish to pursue training in sociology and anthropology. Our accomplished faculty place a strong emphasis on teaching and mentoring while also striving to maintain an active research agenda.  The curriculum is designed to provide our students with a wide range of options in pursuit of their academic and professional goals and interests, while also providing solid training in core foundations of  the two disciplines. Students learn both qualitative and quantitative research methods and are exposed to a variety of subfields and theoretical perspectives.

Faculty core strengths include: social movements and social change, language, gender, race, inequality, stratification, deviance, cultural diversity, social interaction and group processes, migration, globalization, social institutions (religion, family, work and occupations, health care, politics and the economy), criminology, gerontology, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and advanced statistical analysis.

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