Undergraduate Program

Picture by Cindy BakerAnthropologists study the hustle and bustle of modern corporations -- and the sounds of gorillas and baboons. There's archaeology, with it's stories about the past -- but the past also echoes in the customs and languages of everyone alive today.

Japanese riverAnthropologists today work in a variety of settings, performing in a variety of jobs, most of which involve analyzing human behavior in some way or another. The study of social life and the cultural and physical evidence of human experience which anthropology provides can complement many other disciplines -- from law to economics, from business to teaching, from peace-keeping to police work.

Anthropologists are interested in both theoretical and applied pursuits. The discipline incorporates field work, data collection and analysis, but it is also extremely well suited to new theoretical insights and perspectives. Anthropology has a long standing tradition of exchanging ideas and influences with History, Sociology and Biology.

The Department is pleased to announce a new Minor in Native Studies to be housed in the Department of Anthropology