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Academic Programs

Sociology Program

The sociology program at UL Lafayette will provide you with the tools to understand human behavior and society. As a sociology major, you’ll learn about:

  • human behavior
  • societal forces
  • human sexuality
  • deviance
  • power dynamics
  • grief
  • environment and society

A degree in sociology will prepare you for a wide variety of career opportunities.

Our students gain experience through internships and research opportunities, which is a hallmark of the sociology program.

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Anthropology Program

The anthropology program at UL Lafayette will provide you with the tools to understand human behavior and variation. As a anthropology major, you’ll learn about:

  • Human behavior
  • Evolution
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Human sexuality
  • Human rights
  • Forensics
  • Archaeology
  • Language and communication


The anthropology program will prepare you for any number of careers in medicine, politics, education, business, media, and anthropology.

Our students gain experience through internships and research opportunities, which is a hallmark of the anthropology program.

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Child & Family Studies Program

The child and family studies program at UL Lafayette will provide you with the tools to understand and work with children and families. As a child and family studies major, you’ll learn about:

  •  the various stages of human growth and development over the lifespan
  •  families in society
  •  diverse relationships within families
  •  human sexuality
  •  family resource management
  •  parenting
  •  family law and public policy

You’ll be trained to integrate your knowledge of child/adolescent development, adult life stages, and human relationships, so you’ll be prepared for a career in service.

Our students gain experience through internships and research opportunities, which is a hallmark of the child and family studies program. Our students intern at hundreds of different sites every semester, including assisted living facilities, nursing homes, child care centers, rape crisis centers, battered women’s shelters, hospices, and local, state and federal government agencies.

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