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What is Sociology?

The study of sociology gives the student an understanding and appreciation of the nature of society, social institutions, and people as social beings and creators of culture.

Through systematic investigation and analysis, students gain knowledge and insight into the complex relatinships found in the modern world. Students are then better prepared to make intelligent judgments in their own lives and to contribute more effectively to society and the world.

Sociology as a Foundation

Sociology provides a background for pursuing further study in sociology, business, law, social work, social services, counseling, communications and other related areas.

Where are Sociology Majors Employed?

Sociology prepares students for employment in the public and private sectors in such areas as:

  • management
  • public relations
  • human resources
  • applied research
  • public policy
  • administration
  • teaching

Saint Anselm College's program in sociology allows students to focus on general sociology or social work.

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Fall 2015 Dean's List

Fall 2015 Dean's List

Fall 2015 Dean's List

Saint Anselm College is pleased to announce that 838 students were named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. These students earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 for four courses of study....Read More

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Women and Prison Course Gives Students New Perspective

Women and Prison Course Gives Students New Perspective

Women and Prison Course Gives Students New Perspective

Nine Saint Anselm College students learned first-hand what it was like for women in prison during the fall semester’s criminal justice course, CJ 367 Women and Prison, where nearly half the classes took place at New Hampshire State Prison for Women and six incarcerated women joined them as classmate...Read More

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Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

On Saturday, December 19, Saint Anselm College lived up to its reputation as "New Hampshire's Home for Politics," when it hosted the final Democratic Primary Debate of 2015 in partnership with ABC News and the New Hampshire Union Leader....Read More

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Students Live and Learn Together in First LLC Course

Students Live and Learn Together in First LLC Course

Students Live and Learn Together in First LLC Course

As the fall semester comes to a close, so too does the college's first course to put the often-heard phrase "living-learning community" into practice. Sixteen students in Professor Josephson's course live together as well as go to class together....Read More

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Passing of Professor Emeritus William "Bill" J. Farrell, HD '07

Passing of Professor Emeritus William "Bill" J. Farrell, HD '07

Passing of Professor Emeritus William "Bill" J. Farrell, HD '07

William "Bill" J. Farrell, 83, professor emeritus of Sociology at Saint Anselm College, passed away on December 11. While at Saint Anselm, he was actively involved in the Faculty Senate being the principal author of its Constitution and served as President of the Senate from 1970-1973 and from 1980-...Read More

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Tauna Sisco, Chair
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1677
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 656-6031
tsisco@anselm.edu

Alumni Profile

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Katharine Winner, class of 2012

Katharine Winner, a Master's of Social Work (MSW) student at the University of Pennsylvania attributes where she is today to her time spent at Saint Anselm College. "All of the experiences that I had while at St. A's pointed me in the direction of social work and to help others".

Read Katharine's profile on our spotlight on alumni page.

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