Explore & Understand

In our sociology program, your task is to understand human beings — what they do and why they do it. Sociologists try to bring into focus the familiar and the mysterious behavior of people and make the behavior understandable.

A degree in sociology can open exciting careers in fields such as politics, investigation, education, administration, counseling, and more.

Past & Present

Anthropology broadens your horizons and changes your perspectives both inside and outside of the classroom. Our program encourages the development of a world-view which is open to the possibilities of different ways of being.

A degree in anthropology will provide you with training and understanding of cultures and society is a perfect foundation for a wide array of careers in medicine, politics, education, business, media, and anthropology.

Grow & Develop

Our human development and family science program provides you with the tools to understand and work with children and families. You'll learn about the various stages of human growth and development over the lifespan, diverse relationships within families, family resource management, human sexuality, and family law and public policy.

You’ll be trained to integrate your knowledge of child/adolescent development, adult life stages, and human relationships, so you’ll be prepared for a career in service.

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Human Development & Family Science

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.