Anthropology is the study of human beings from their biological origins to their learned cultures and behaviors. A social science that bridges the natural sciences with the arts and humanities, our anthropology major will provide you with a broad and substantive liberal arts education.
Through anthropology, you will gain practical experience in research, written and oral communication, and analytical thinking skills as well as an appreciation for the complexity of human experience through time. You will understand the pressing issues that face our global community and graduate with highly marketable skill sets, as demonstrated by our alumni, who are successfully employed in a wide range of occupations. Our graduates have also received admission to prestigious graduate schools.
The anthropology major offers subfields in cultural and medical anthropology, physical/forensic anthropology and archaeology.
The Department of Anthropology offers the following programs:
Anthropology majors can also enter the Scholar Teacher Education Program in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.