A global approach allows Sociology and Anthropology students from University of Puget Sound to investigate these phenomena not only in the U.S. but also in Asia, India, Latin America, and the Arab world. 

Students are encouraged to complement their major or minor in Sociology and Anthropology with foreign language training and study abroad. Programs in Mexico and Southeast Asia are directed by faculty in the department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Student Learning Objectives

Upon completion of their studies in Sociology and Anthropology students should be able

  • to take a multidisciplinary approach to problems
  • to model phenomena with relevant theory and concepts
  • to shift between multiple levels of analysis
  • to gather data via multiple methodological tools
  • to assess the quality of empirical data
  • to run statistical tests and draw appropriate inferences
  • to conduct independent research
  • to write clearly and persuasively
  • to make effective oral presentations

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • The Family in Society: Critical Perspectives
  • Theories of Deviance and Social Control
  • Sociology of Gender
  • City and Society
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • International Research Proposal Workshop
  • Inequality in Malaysia and Singapore
  • Asian Medical Systems
  • Indigenous Peoples: Alternative Political Economies

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Member Questions and Writing Supplement
  • Early Decision Agreement
  • Common Application
  • School Report and Transcript
  • Counselor and Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
  • Interviews
  • International Student Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49510 USD/year
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  • National

    49510 USD/year
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Living costs for Tacoma

  • 1000 - 1580 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.