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Our Location = Unique Study Opportunities
WCU’s main campus is located in Western North Carolina's scenic Cullowhee Valley, surrounded by the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains. The region is home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Southern tip of the Appalachian Trail. In combination with our programs, these natural resources offer you unique study opportunities to learn and engage in research.
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WCU’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology introduces you to entire new worlds,
diverse means of researching and understanding humankind, and unlimited career possibilities. Sociology and anthropology graduates are prepared for a wide variety of careers.
Our students work in criminal justice, education, human resources, international relations,
museum studies, public archaeology, public policy, social services, and communication,
among many other fields.
Our programs offer courses that stimulate and stir your mind to action and provide the academic foundation to prepare you for a successful career and achievement in today’s competitive global environment of scholars and researchers.
Anthropology is the study of human beings through time and around the world.
Forensic anthropology (“CSI: Cullowhee”), the application of physical or biological anthropology in a legal context, as well as studies in archaeology, environmental anthropology, and folklore.
Interested in sociology, the investigation of the structure of groups, organizations, and societies? Your studies will include community life, family patterns and relationships, social movement and change, group interactions, and issues of gender, class, race, technology and the environment.
Thanks to smaller class sizes, hands-on learning, and the chance to participate in faculty research, you’ll receive lots of “face time” with your professors, quality educators who are well-known in their disciplines.