Anthropology and Sociology

All Majors & Minors

Independent Learning

The Independent Learning Experience (ILE) requirement may be fulfilled in several ways, Through independent research, study abroad, and internship, anthropology and sociology students develop a deeper understanding of human behavior. 

Independent Research

Students interested in research should contact the relevant professor and students interested in internship opportunities should connect with their advisor.   Working closely with faculty members in our department, our students have conducted research projects on a diverse range of topics. View titles of recent honors theses. 

Summer Fellows

The Summer Fellows program at Ursinus allows you, as a sophomore or junior, to pursue an independent scholarly project under the close tutelage of a Anthropology and Sociology faculty mentor, when both you and the professor have more time to devote exclusively to research. 


Indeed, nearly all students in the department take advantage of the close proximity of Ursinus to Philadelphia to gain experience in several settings. Learn more about internships through the Career and Professional Development Office.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad to challenge cultural assumptions, receive international experience, and diversify their education. Being a student abroad is a unique opportunity that allows one to fully immerse themselves in a new culture and international education.