Undergraduate Programs

Why Study Anthropology?

Are you interested in understanding the extraordinary diversity seen in human culture, behavior, and biology? Do you wonder how different and/or shared human experiences affect our views of the world? Are you curious about your own origins, both in the recent and deep past? Anthropology, the study of humans, addresses all of these questions.

Animal skeletons on a shelf

Major in Anthropology

Our Majors

The anthropology major is useful not only for those planning to go on to practice anthropology professionally, but also for careers in secondary education, international studies, social work, and other sciences or humanities.  

Students typically select one area of concentration and complete the department requirements for that area; however, some students complete the requirements for multiple areas of concentration within the major.

Our Concentrations:
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology

Our Minors

We offer two minors, Anthropology and Forensics Anthropology. Both minors are intended to compliment a major.

Anthropology
Forensics Anthropology


Honors in Anthropology 

The Anthropology Departmental Honors Program is designed for outstanding Anthropology majors interested in independent exploration of a special topic of their own choosing under the guidance of a faculty member.  

Anthropology Honors


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Real-World Experience

We offer multiple opportunities for our undergraduates to get involved during their time with the department. 


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What you can do with an Anthropology degree

An Anthropology major can prepare you to work in many fields. Learn about possible careers and hear from alumni. 


Advising and Academic Support

Schedule an appointment with our Tykeson Advising Global Connections team!

Tykeson Advising

Scholarships and Awards

Learn about ways to apply for funding through the Department of Anthropology.

Explore Scholarships and Awards


Events

A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty
Feb27
A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty Feb 27 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History"
Feb27
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History" Feb 27 McKenzie Hall
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born"
Feb27
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born" Feb 27 Knight Library
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: "The Robots are Coming" with Ramanita Hairston
Feb27
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: "The Robots are Coming" with Ramanita Hairston Feb 27 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
Feb28
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within Feb 28 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
Feb28
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Feb 28 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Book Launch & Discussion - "Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children’s Literature"
Feb29
Book Launch & Discussion - "Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children’s Literature" Feb 29 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group
Feb29
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group Feb 29 Carson Hall, Ramey Room
Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry Seminar Series
Feb29
Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry Seminar Series Feb 29 McKenzie Hall
Let's Talk Drop-In - Fridays 1-3PM @ CMAE/Zoom
Mar1
Let's Talk Drop-In - Fridays 1-3PM @ CMAE/Zoom Mar 1