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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Our department’s majors explore some of today’s most consequential social issues, examining such topics as the causes of social justice, social inequality, the social factors that influence human behavior, and the diversity of cultural practices.

In addition to bachelors’ degrees in Sociology and Social Work, AUM offers minors in Social Work, SociologyAnthropology, and Child Advocacy Studies.

The Sociology major offers concentrations in AnthropologyMarriage and Family, and pre-Social Work. These options allow students to design their degree to best fit their educational and career goals. Students learn from faculty that specialize in sociology of families, religion, and education, as well as urban sociology, anthropology, archaeology, and social work. Internships, field practicums, archaeological fieldwork, and other experiential learning opportunities prepare students for their future careers by allowing them to take the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom and apply it to directly to the community.

Our degree plans prepare you for a variety of career paths, including non-profit work, social work, local, state, and federal agencies, museums, the law, and many other areas. University- and department-level scholarships may be available.​

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

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Undergraduate Degree Programs



General Sociology


Marriage and Family


Pre-Social Work


Social Work

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Many students choose a minor in sociology, child advocacy studies or anthropology to enhance their educational experience in the social sciences.

A broad minor focusing toward the four-field approach to the study of anthropology. For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Pyszka at [email protected] or (334) 244-3637.

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This minor will prepare pre-professionals and practitioners to respond to child maltreatment in an ethical and culturally sensitive manner.  For more information, please contact Ms. Gina Allen at [email protected] or 334-394-5484.

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A broad minor focusing on the various aspects of society’s culture and social life. For more information, please contact Dr. David Feltmate at [email protected] or (334) 244-3391.

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Our social work minor focuses on social services with vulnerable populations. It allows students interested in social services to supplement a wide variety of majors. Contact Dr. Suzie Cashwell, Ms. Gina Allen, or check with your academic advisor.

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Through its various departments, the AUM College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers a variety of resources to give students the necessary knowledge and skills to be profoundly competitive. Join us and apply to AUM, where learning matters most. It’s why we learn-and why we teach.

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Faculty & Staff

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Kimberly Pyszka

Department Chair; Associate Professor of Anthropology
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Kim Brackett

Associate Dean; Professor
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Gina Allen

Director of Field Education; Clinical Assistant Professor
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Susan Cashwell

Associate Professor; Social Work Program Director
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David Feltmate

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Megan LeBlanc

NAGPRA Coordinator
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Brett Lehman

Associate Professor
Lisa Marie Malischke

LisaMarie Malischke

Assistant Professor
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Mariah Moran

Assistant Professor
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Kashera Guy Robinson

Associate Clinical Professor
Lacey Sloan

Lacey Sloan

Associate Professor
Linda Stuart

Linda Stuart

Administrative Associate
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Amber Sutton

Assistant Professor
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