Uncover the Human Experience
Undergraduate Studies (Major and Minors)
Anthropology explores the entire range of human experiences in the past and present. Our undergraduate courses cover the breadth of the discipline, including physical anthropology (the study of human evolution and biological variation); archaeology (the study of prehistoric and historic cultures through material remains); linguistics (the study of language—its structure, historic developments, and social aspects); cultural anthropology (the study of contemporary societies); and applied anthropology (the use of anthropological methods and theory to solve real-world problems).
Graduate Studies (M.A. and Ph.D.)
The Anthropology Department offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. While most graduate students are in the doctoral program, the Department does admit some students interested in a terminal M.A. All students receive broad training in quantitative and qualitative methods of social science research. Students work alongside faculty advisors to develop research expertise in topical and regional foci. Students can further deepen their expertise with a Certificate in Advanced Study earned concurrently with their degree. Some of the many options include women and gender studies, conflict resolution, post-conflict reconstruction, NGO management, environmental decision-making, security studies, South Asia studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, Middle East affairs, Europe and the EU, and more.
What can you do with an anthropology degree?
Topical and International Expertise
Faculty members within the Anthropology Department represent wide-ranging interests and sub-specialties, providing students with the opportunity to address issues through multiple lenses.
Explore cultural anthropology, including political anthropology, medical anthropology, gender and sexuality, globalization and culture change, conflict resolution, religion and social movements.
In addition to expertise across anthropology sub-disciplines, including permutations of socio-cultural anthropology, historical archaeology and bio-archaeology, the department has deep expertise in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia, the United States, and Africa.
Jayne Howell, Deborah A. Altamirano, Faedah M. Totah, Fethi Keles
American Anthropological Association, 2018
Migration, Europe, United States
David Haines, Jayne Howell, Fethi Keles
American Anthropological Association, 2017
Refugees, Cultural Anthropology, United States
Fethi Keles, Christos Kyrou, Robert Rubinstein
Douglas V. Armstrong
Syracuse University Press, 2021
Archaeology, Racial Inequality, Human Rights
Cambridge University Press, 2018
Applied Anthropology, Climate and Climate Change
University Press of Florida, 2018
Anthropology in Action
May 19, 2022
May 5, 2022
Awards & Honors
Apr 29, 2022
Awards & Honors
Apr 27, 2022