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Anthropology
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans - past, present and future. Just like humans, the field spans all parts of the world and covers a full range of activities and achievements. At its core, anthropology sheds light on the roots of global problems, including chronic inequality and persistent poverty. Students graduate from this program with outstanding communication and analytic skills that can be applied in any career. It's no wonder you'll find our alumni in nearly every field - from forensic anthropology, law, journalism and dentistry, to museum studies, education and international arts management.

College Facts

  • 2,801 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • 6:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 81% Employment Rate
  • 98% Graduate School Acceptance Rate
ArtSci By the Numbers

Redefining the History of Man

Rhonda Quinn, assistant professor of anthropology, played a key role on a team of scientists who discovered the world’s oldest stone tools. Their research could upend our ideas about human evolution.

Angela Ashman, '15

“Earning an anthropology degree has been one of the best choices I've made because of the tight-knit anthropology department. The advisers helped me get the most out of my education, allowed me to tailor my degree to my own interests and have kept up with me after graduation to provide additional support.”

Angela Ashman ’15

Curriculum

With one-on-one support from our faculty, you'll plan a program of study to suit your interests or specialization. Our curriculum includes introductory courses in cultural and physical anthropology along with specialized ones in all aspects of the human experience: intercultural communication; race and ethnicity; religion and ritual; kinship; law; health and medicine. In each class, you'll toggle between abstract ideas and concrete, ethnographic data. You'll also learn from engaging faculty members who are experts in the cultures of the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States and Southeast Asia.

Faculty Listing

As leading scholars in evolutionary and cultural anthropology, our faculty has particular expertise in the cultures of the Caribbean, the Americas and Southeast Asia. 

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