Our programs in cultural anthropology examine culture and contexts to understand human diversity and commonality. They apply knowledge for problem solving and addressing inequalities. Medical Anthropology examines health, illness and healing as cultural and biological realities. Our programs study relationships among cultural domains such as religion, health, gender, the environment, politics, and economics and recognize the importance of history.
If your heroes include Gandhi, King, Day or Romero, this major is for you! JAS combines courses in Sociology & Anthropology and Justice & Peace Studies and is intended for students interested in careers in social change.
Native American Studies uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and appreciate the rich history, vibrant contemporary life, and complex cultural diversity of Native peoples throughout North America. Our program is unique, the only such major in any Jesuit University in the world.
Social work promotes human and community well-being through individual and collection action manifested in the pursuit of social and economic justice, advancement of human rights, improvement of the quality of life for all people, to end poverty and promote respect for all people. As a profession social work operates within the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.
Sociology is the science of society. Human beings live out their lives in a multitude of social relationships ranging from personal contacts to citizenship in the global community. Sociology looks at these relationships and how they affect the way we live.