Engage in meaningful study about human life, from our hominid origins millions of years ago to the wide-ranging spectrum of populations in the world today. Anthropology is the study of all aspects of human existence.
About the Major
In the School of Anthropology, undergraduate students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology. You will learn to ask questions about essential components of the human experience, such as language, cultural development, environment and biology.
The coursework relies on an integrated approach that focuses on four sub-disciplines: archaeology and biological, linguistic, and sociocultural anthropologies.
SBS Majors: Anthropology
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Areas of Study
Anthropology uses comparative, multifaceted, cross-cultural approaches to observe, record and analyze similarities and differences among present-day societies, languages and cultures in many environments.
B.A. in Anthropology
Students in this Bachelor of Arts program learn to ask questions about essential components of the human experience, such as language, cultural development, environment and biology. Guided by respected anthropologists, students hone their ability to describe, interpret and predict human behavior, a skill applicable to industries as far-reaching as journalism and technology.
B.S. in Anthropology, Archaeological Science Emphasis
Focus your anthropology studies on the scientific aspects of the field, specializing in data collection and analysis, fieldwork and archaeological methods. The Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeological Sciences introduces students to the rigorous study of archaeological data.
As part of one of the top five anthropology programs in the country, students in this program take traditional science classes, such as biology, chemistry and physics, in order to build a foundation for the in-depth study of archaeological methods and theories. Students sharpen analytical skills, develop logical arguments based on sound data and learn to understand the current human condition from the perspective of a nuanced historical context.
B.S. in Anthropology, Human Biology Emphasis
Focus your anthropology studies on the human body and its relationship to society and how one affects the other, evolutionary changes, global diseases and more. The Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with an emphasis in Human Biology helps students forge a path in various roles in the fields of human and animal medicine: doctor, nurse, midwife, veterinarian, zoologist.
As a science degree, coursework includes classes such as biology and chemistry. Students not only acquire the science-based skills of conducting research and engaging in critical thinking, but they also learn to communicate cross-culturally and understand contemporary social issues and and in one of the top anthropology programs in the country.
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Required core courses introduce students to each subfield and build academic foundations for subsequent in-depth study. Each course surveys theories, methods and current information relevant to the subfield.
A B.A. or B.S. in Anthropology will prepare you for a variety of career fields, including academia, journalism, social work, law and advocacy. Many of our graduates have gone on to become museum curators, archaeologists, international and community developers, and government service workers.
- Historic preservationist
- Humanitarian aid worker