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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Welcome to SASW!

Welcome to the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. We are a diverse but interrelated set of disciplines that study our shared humanity. As a department, we help develop critical thinkers and strong social scientists while fostering a passion for understanding society. Sociology at Kansas State is a vibrant program focused on exploring the causes and consequences of pressing social issues. Our Anthropology Program equips students with the ability to identify and meet the challenges of the shifting cultural realities of our Nation and World. Social Workers help people deal with their relationships with others, solve their personal, family, and community problems, and grow and develop by learning to cope with or shape the social environments. If you want to make a difference, our department will give you the specific tools needed. If you want to know more about the world around you, we help you find the answers and ask the right questions. Please reach out to me or faculty in our programs if you have any questions and would like to meet to further explore our programs.

Don L. Kurtz, Ph.D., LMSW
Professor of Social Work
Department Head

News and Accomplishments

Read the Department's statement on racial injustice. 

SASW in the news!

Recent Accomplishments:

Accreditation of Social Work Program reaffirmed until 2026:

In February 2019 the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation completed its formal review of the Kansas State University social work program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more of the article here.


Read more about the recent accomplishments of the Sociology Program in our Spring 2022 newsletter!


Scholarships and development

SASW has a long tradition of supporting the best and brightest students. Read more about the scholarships we offer.

At the same time, we also need your support. Visit our foundation and development connection page to see how you can contribute to our mission of educating the next generation of exceptional minds.