Sociology / Anthropology




Welcome to the Department of Sociology & Anthropology!

We are a diverse and open-minded department with experienced and dedicated professors who provide a great deal of individual attention to students. We offer numerous exciting courses of anthropological and sociological studies revolving around culture, society, and people. We invite you to take some time learning about who we are and what our department can offer you!


Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers students the opportunity to deepen and broaden their knowledge of humankind and themselves. We provide a broad understanding of cultural, social, and physical diversity in the world - past, present, and future. Students enrolled in sociology and anthropology classes will learn to critically examine social life, its organization, and its meaning. Through engaged pedagogy, we contribute to the intellectual development of our students who acquire the skills needed to examine cultures and societies through empirical, analytical, comparative, and historical methods. We believe that a firm grounding in sociological and anthropological knowledge will enrich the lives of our students and prepare them to be active citizens of their local communities and our global society.


Contact Us

Washburn University
Henderson Learning Resource Center
Room 218
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1608

E-mail: sociology-anthropology[at]
(Department Secretary: Nancy Bachman)