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The SOCY/ANTH/HAPP department wants to make the following statement on diversity and social justice:
The UMBC community includes people who come from all walks of life, people of different races and ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, (dis)abilities, social classes, cultures, histories, and life journeys. This strengthens us as a community. It allows us to learn from each other and to grow. We stand together to embrace all of our diversity and identities.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy (SAHAP) is home to undergraduate programs in Sociology (SOCY), Anthropology (ANTH) and Health Administration and Policy (HAPP). We offer minors in Anthropology and Sociology, a Master’s in Applied Sociology, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in the Non-Profit Sector. An accelerated BA/MA is available, as well as special options for double majors in Sociology and Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology, and Sociology and Social Work. The department collaborates with three outstanding Ph.D. programs, including Gerontology (GERO), Public Policy (PUBL) and Language, Literacy & Culture (LLC) and hosts the Center for Aging Studies (CAS), a research center that conducts large scale, federally-funded research.

Throughout these programs, the department emphasizes three core areas: health & aging in society; diversity, gender & culture; and applied social science research. Consistent with UMBC’s goals, the department focuses its core strengths to 1. provide a distinctive undergrad experience, 2. support the development of graduate education, and 3. conduct faculty research that contributes to both undergraduate & graduate education.

Feel free to read more about us, our programs, faculty, staff & students around the site, or contact our main office at 410-455-3979 for more information.

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