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Undergraduate Program

Our undergraduate program provides students with the opportunity to specialize in four topic areas: Crime & Deviance; Social Inequality; People, Place & Change, and Social Health and Well-Being. With a faculty that invests in both teaching and research, we provide students with a supportive, intellectual environment, as well unique research opportunities that allow them to work with mentors on all aspects of research, from data collection, to analysis, to publishing their findings in academic journals.

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Graduate Program

Our graduate program provides rigorous training in Demography, Environment and Community, or Social Inequality, and our students have the unique opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary, state-wide, and nation-wide research studies. Recent graduates have accepted tenure-track positions at colleges and universities around the country, while others have secured work at government agencies, such as the Utah Department of Health, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute of Health, the Census Bureau, among others.  

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Upcoming Events

Race, Ethnicity, and Health: Historical and Contemporary Disparities

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 9AM–5PM |  David B. Haight Center


A day-long symposium on the topic of race and health disparities past and present. Includes panel presentations and a keynote by Prof. Joseph P. Gone (Harvard University Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Department of Anthropology). Sponsored by the O. C. Tanner Foundation with support from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services; College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences/Extension; Quinney College of Natural Resources; Latinx Cultural Center; Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research; Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology; Department of History; and Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde ( or Dr. Seth Archer (


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