Why We're Different
Our undergraduates regularly work with graduate students on research projects
All seniors take intensive capstone research seminars
We are home to several research centers and have close ties to several more
Laboratories dedicated to archaeological research, primate and human biological anthropology, and artifact conservation
Historic and contemporary ethnographic collections, prehistoric and historic archaeological artifacts, and comparative osteological objects
Our Anthropology students study the human experience — its evolution, expression, and transformation across diverse historical and social contexts. The discipline incorporates field work, data collection, and analysis and extends across four subdisciplines:
- Biological Anthropology
- Social or Cultural Anthropology
Undergraduate students gain a broad understanding of human social diversity and experience in conducting anthropological research. Graduate students gain practical training in field and laboratory methods, teaching, and collection-curating.
- Undergraduate Major (B.A.)
- Undergraduate Minor
- Master's Degree (M.A.)
- Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
- Sequential Degrees (M.A./Ph.D.)
We offer two options for the minor: the "standard" minor in Anthropoolgy, and a minor in Native Studies.
Course topics range from environmental archaeology to ethnographic research, medicine and culture, and linguistic anthropology. See the Undergraduate Catalog to explore the complete list of Anthropology courses.
We offer unusually rich historical and archaeological resources, both on-campus and in our immediate area. Research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students are ample. The department sponsors one or more archaeological field schools every summer.
The student-run Anthropology Club sponsors a range of programs and social events.
Paths leading from an undergraduate degree in anthropology branch out in all directions. Many of our majors proceed directly to graduate or professional schools. Others enter the workforce in areas ranging from law to economics, from business to teaching, from peace-keeping to police work.
Our graduate program prepares students for careers as university professors, historical archaeologists, and professionals in museums, historical societies, government, and the private sector.
Talk to Us
Want to know more? Our faculty want to connect with you.
- Undergraduate program: contact [[blwdis, Professor Brad Weiss, Director of Undergraduate Studies]]
- Graduate program: contact [[nlnorman, Professor Neil Norman, Director of Graduate Studies]]