Anthropology is the exploration of human diversity. The combination of cultural, archaeological, and biological perspectives offer a viewpoint that is unique in studying the problems related to the survival and well-being of the human species. From the living and vanished cultures of Colorado to those of New Guinea or South America, anthropology can be applied to assist our understanding of human differences. Contact the Sociology, Anthropology and Behavioral Sciences Department for information.
Behavioral Science is a distributed major, offering students a structured overview of the social sciences. This program emphasizes breadth of coverage with a focus in an area selected by the student. This major is particularly applicable for students interested in teacher licensure at the elementary and secondary levels. The student must have preliminary approval of the selected program by an advisor from the Behavioral Sciences program. A minimum of 12 upper-division hours in the major must be taken at Metro State.
Sociology is the study of society in all of its aspects, from individuals to large organizations. The sociology major emphasizes the applied aspects of the field of sociology. Applied sociology is the use of sociological theory and methods to analyze issues and solve practical problems that exist in the every day social world. This means students majoring in sociology will be able to apply what they have learned in a variety of work-related settings or go to graduate school. Contact the Sociology, Anthropology and Behavioral Science Department for additional information.
A major in sociology requires that students take and pass 39 hours in sociology, with a minimum of a “C” in all sociology courses taken. The student majoring in sociology will take 21 required hours and 18 elective hours, for a total of 39 hours in the discipline. At least 12 upper-division semester hours in sociology must be completed at Metro State by students majoring in sociology.