Diverse programs in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, bioarchaeology, and biological anthropology.
Sociology and Anthropology
George Mason University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology takes on some of the most pressing social, behavioral, and political issues facing contemporary society.
With a strong commitment to research, the department’s world-renowned faculty guides students through an exploration of the human condition, globalization, the concept of culture, and current issues that affect us all. The faculty engage with a range of public concerns and issues of global and national importance.
George Mason University’s $230 million in research funding in fiscal year 2022 was a 7% increase from 2021, putting the university three years ahead of its goal of $225 million by 2025. Mason's research funding in the social sciences was 10th among all universities and seventh among public universities.