For Prospective Students

Sociology and Anthropology

Thank you for your interest in UMW!

Please explore this website and learn more about our majors in Sociology and Anthropology. If you have any questions about our programs or about studying at the University of Mary Washington, please email our Department Chair, Dr. Laura Mentore (

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) at the University of Mary Washington offers a wide range of courses for both majors and non-majors.

UMW Sociology and Anthropology Programs

The SOAN department is delighted to support an array of programs for students who wish to learn about the many different aspects of these disciplines.

UMW SOAN Programs

These include

  • a Major in Sociology
    • Sample first year schedule for sociology majors
  • a Major in Anthropology
    • Sample first year schedule for anthropology majors
  • an interdisciplinary Minor in Social Justice

Our faculty are also affiliated with several interdisciplinary Majors and Minors:


Learn more about our curriculum (course descriptions in the UMW Catalog)