Everything we do and think is shaped through our interactions with others. Language, values, attitudes, beliefs and sense of identity are all influenced the social groups to which we belong. Understanding people, how they think and function can help you advance in any career.
Sociology, anthropology, and human development and family science students are interested in people, cultures, and the way society influences people's lives. In particular, sociology focuses on human behavior, human social relationships, and institutions; anthropology focuses on humans and societies in the past and present; and human development and family science focuses on the development of individuals and families as they grow and change.
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Human Development & Family Science at UL Lafayette is diverse and interdisciplinary. We offer coursework leading to B.A. and B.S. degrees in three majors. With complimentary bodies of knowledge and applied research methodologies of the social and behavioral sciences, we also offer a wide range of courses that meet the university’s core curriculum requirements.
Our faculty are dedicated to academic excellence and student success. Each program provides distinct career training, preparation for graduate studies, and greater knowledge of society, culture and family. The department offers a deeper understanding of human challenges and the human condition through education, scholarship and service.