Welcome to Sociology & Anthropology

UNC Asheville is an excellent place to explore and inform your interest in sociology and anthropology. In our department you’ll find a diverse and interdisciplinary group of faculty who have carried out research on five continents, and who are dedicated to helping students find ways to understand and engage with the world’s complexities. We believe our disciplines are intimately related, yet distinct, each involved in documenting and understanding the varieties of human experience.

Your class time will include discussion of a range of issues (e.g. gender and sexuality, queer theory, race and ethnicity, globalization, labor, disability studies, deviance and social control, poverty). Research methods, field work and service learning opportunities will help you build skills to meet your career goals.

The fields of sociology and anthropology pair well with other disciplines at our liberal arts university. Whether you’re interested in politics, poetry and art, or theater and music, this is your chance to creatively inform your study of the social sciences.