Sociology and Anthropology at Providence College

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Sociology and Anthropology at Providence College

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Providence College offers students the chance to examine the world through a sociological lens. Through active, engaged learning, students are challenged to approach their world critically and to achieve a nuanced understanding of how stratification, marginalization, and institutionalization impact society at large and individual opportunities, experiences, and realities.

Students are introduced to sociological perspectives that are global, national, and local and to social realities that reflect the complexities of race, class, gender, and culture. As well as providing students the opportunity for in-depth study and analysis within a broad range of sociological sub-fields, our diverse curriculum enables students to engage in the “doing of sociology” through original sociological scholarship and internship opportunities.


Sociology and Anthopology Department
Howley Hall 119
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

401.865.2125 additional contacts
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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The sociology major involves 10, three-credit courses. Through these courses, as well as experiential learning opportunities, students form a foundation of sociological knowledge and understanding. They learn the methodological skills necessary to gather and evaluate information, and they develop an understanding of how sociological questions and answers influence social policy. Just as important, they build the skills that are important to success in the professional field, including critical thinking, the ability to read and write analytically, to solve problems, and to effectively communicate.

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Anthropology: A minor in anthropology at PC engages with questions of social justice, inequality, injustice, and discrimination. By using decolonial, anti-colonial, and anti-oppressive methodologies and pedagogies, our students learn to “see like an anthropologist.” Students will be challenged to see the world from different and contrasting points of view. As a minor, students in anthropology will learn to read the world.

Sociology: A minor in sociology is also available, and it is a valuable addition to many other fields of study, including anthropology, health policy and management, public and community service studies, global studies, secondary education, business, humanities, and many others. Students wishing to minor in sociology must complete six courses in the program, including Introductory Sociology, Social Research Methods, and four additional sociology courses, selected based on the student’s interests and career plans.

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additional information about Sociology and Anthropology


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Join the Gamma of Rhode Island chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society 

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Participate in sociologically-focused internships in sectors such as government, nonprofits, business, and education 

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Present a poster at the PC Annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity


Our faculty present at national sociological conferences and have authored articles in esteemed professional publications like The Sociological Quarterly, Ethnicities, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, The Journal of Family Issues, The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and The Journal of Latino and Latin American Studies.

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As a student of sociology at PC, you will undoubtedly set course on your future as a social change agent, advocate, activist, and leader.


of 2018-2022 sociology graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school


are employed only


are attending school only


are employed and attending school

Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.

Selected Places of Employment/Service

American Medical Response
Beyond Identity
City of Woonsocket
Daversa Partners
Fidelity Investments
Hollister Group
Jones Kelleher

New York Liberty
North Shore Medical Center
Northwell Health
Omnicom Media Group
Providence Student Union
Siemens Healthcare
Teach For America
Toast, Inc.

Selected Graduate Schools

Barry University
Boston College
Concordia University
Cork Institute of Technology
George Washington University
Grand Canyon University
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Michigan State University
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Southern Connecticut State University
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Tufts University
University of Michigan
University of Virginia


Dr. Eve Veliz-Moran

Howley Hall 112

Katherine Lynch

Administrative Coordinator
Howley Hall 119