Academic advisement

If you are interested in majoring in sociology or anthropology, it is recommended that you have an advisor in the department. Our faculty members have broad areas of expertise, so you can take advantage of finding an advisor who shares your area of interest. To be assigned an advisor, contact the Sociology and Anthropology Department right away at 417-836-5640. If you have forgotten who is assigned as your advisor, log in to My Missouri State and select the Student tab, then Student Profile link.

Your advisor is there to help you succeed and develop a graduation plan that is right for you. Meet with your advisor at least once a semester to plan out your classes and answer your questions.

Career advisement

There are so many things you can do with a degree in anthropology or sociology! But, how do you begin? Where do you start? Do you want to work for social justice? Help people? Do you like to work with children? Would you prefer to do research?

Our goal is to help you find a focus for your passion. To help you find the job that is right for you, we developed an active list of organizations that typically hire sociology and anthropology students and graduates.

Go to our our Careers and Outcomes page for lists jobs that you are qualified to obtain with one of our degrees. Note that there may not be openings within an organization at any given time, but it should not stop you from visiting the website again to see what else may be available. There may be other exciting opportunities waiting for you to consider.

To-do list

Here is your to-do list as you begin your search:

  • Start preparing for your future today! (Don’t wait until graduation)
  • Think about the type of work that interests you (e.g., helping people vs. doing research)
  • Consider the kind of population you want to work with (e.g., children or older adults)
  • Research the qualification requirements for the position that interests you in an organization
  • Explore the positions and departments within that organization that works closely with your interests and qualifications
  • Begin looking for available internships, volunteer opportunities, or entry level positions you can do while working on your degree. It’s a great way to build your resume as well as network. Find out more by visiting: Internship Opportunities in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Contact an alum who works in an organization you are interested in, and/or your field of interest to learn more
  • Speak with the MSU Career Center, your advisor, or call the department office at 417-836-5640

Keep in mind that the earlier you begin doing the things on this list, the more likely it is that you will be able to find work that interests you when you complete college. Don't wait! Do it now!

Job categories

Jobs have been categorized into the following areas: