Academic Programs in the Department of Anthropology

An Anthropology student examines artifacts in a museum studies course.An Anthropology student examines artifacts in a museum studies course. Anthropology is committed to the comparative and historical study of humankind. It is the broadest in scope and the most methodologically diverse of the social sciences. We offer courses in the anthropological subfields — biological, cultural, archaeology, and applied anthropology — to our undergraduate and graduate students.

Our Programs

The Anthropology Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Master of Arts degree.

  • Our undergraduates choose electives that satisfy their interests while earning a degree in general anthropology.
  • Interested students from any major can participate in the Peace, Justice, and Ecology interdisciplinary minor.
  • Our Master's program — The Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights — addresses how anthropology can contribute to peace, justice, and sustainability from the level of local communities to the global system.

You will encounter courses and expert teaching in all four subfields of anthropology with a special focus on peace, social justice, human rights, and environmental studies.

Careers in Anthropology

Are you interested interested in careers in law, teaching, public service, international affairs, business, journalism, or in other areas involving the social sciences and humanities? Then you will find the anthropology major beneficial and rewarding. Anthropology provides a solid foundation for many careers, including:

  • human rights
  • conflict resolution
  • forensic science
  • international health
  • cultural resource management
  • international business
  • environmental conservation
  • multiculturalism
  • tribal anthropology
  • museum curation
  • and many others

We invite you to explore our undergraduate and graduate career pages, program descriptions, and all of the other resources we can offer to you. Then we hope we’ll see you here next semester!