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Exploring Society & Culture

Our disciplines investigate the complex relationship between individuals and social systems to inform and empower future citizens and leaders.

Why Sociology & Anthropology at Lehigh?

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology offers courses and research opportunities geared toward fostering self and societal awareness, as well as an understanding of what it means to be human. 

Take courses that provide you with the necessary analytic skills to understand and conduct social research. Be part of research that provides you with opportunities to publish in top professional journals and present at conferences. Our graduates go on to a variety of careers, including medicine, law, marketing, or education.

Join a community of faculty and students where the emphasis is on helping you grow personally and professionally.

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Dr Hajar Yazdiha to give next Williamson Lecture

Dr. Hajar Yazdiha (USC Dornsife; The Struggle for the People’s King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement) explores the critical issues of polarization, democratic backsliding, and the power of collective action. Drawing inspiration from the enduring legacy of Dr.



Cate Coffino, Sociology major at Lehigh

“I'm learning in my sociology classes how to talk to people and how to understand people rather than just getting a textbook and reading a bunch of information. I'm really getting to understand why people are the way they are and I think that life skill would help me in a million different fields in my future.”

Cate Coffino

Sociology & Health and Medicine and Society Double Major
Clayton University Center

Student Spotlight

Eva Ehrich discusses the connection between anthropology and theatre and the wide-range of student opportunities at Lehigh University. 

Eva Ehrich

Anthropology and Economics Double Major

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LaToya Council News

Marriage and Self Care

Sociology Professor, LaToya Council, studies Black middle-class couples and how stressors shaped by racism and sexism influence work and family life.

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