Department of Anthropology

Anthropology student working outside in a field next to a building.

Combining biology, history and social sciences, anthropology is the only discipline that examines and attempts to understand humankind as a whole.

The Department of Anthropology encourages undergraduate students to actively participate in their education, embrace the interdisciplinary nature of the field and develop a global lens on human diversity.

Experiential Learning

The Department of Anthropology’s experiential learning programs provide students with an excellent basis to further their life opportunities outside of the university setting.

  • Intern or volunteer on a local, state or national level
  • Learn methods and practices at active survey sites through field school experiences
  • Study abroad and engage with the historical, archaeological and cultural heritages of different regions
  • Delve into your interests while receiving mentorship from faculty through independent research


Anthropology students develop key skills such as critical thinking and cross-cultural fluency that can be applied to a wide variety of industries. While some students pursue graduate training to become professional anthropologists, a degree in anthropology is an excellent foundation for careers in government agencies, museums, health care, business, journalism, teaching and social work.


  • BA in Anthropology
  • MA in Anthropology
  • MA in Critical Museum Studies 
  • PhD in Anthropology

Combined Degrees

  • BA/MA in Anthropology:
    Medical Anthropology


  • Minor in Anthropology