When you study anthropology, you'll have the opportunity to conduct research and fieldwork
locally and abroad. Through our interdisciplinary approach to cultural, prehistoric
and historic, linguistic, and biological anthropology you’ll learn to appreciate cultural
and biological diversity.
While studying anthropology you’ll learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills
that take an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to the study of what it means
to be human. No matter what career path you choose to follow, you’ll find these skills
Our department is interdisciplinary in nature and you can expect to take courses and
conduct research across the fields of cultural anthropology, prehistoric and historical
archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and biological/biocultural anthropology.
Diverse points of view are important in the study of anthropology. Our faculty strives
to be one of the most diverse departments on campus with women and underrepresented
minorities holding positions at all ranks. You'll find our faculty is also committed
to your education--and they've been recognized for it, too. A full 30 percent of our
faculty have been honored with a
Mungo Teaching Award.
Photo: Mural painted on a peace wall off of the Falls Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland featuring
Frederick Douglass, MLK, Co-Madres, and historic figures striving for social justice.
The Department of Anthropology faculty, staff and students stand in solidarity with African
American and other communities of color in their continued struggle for racial equality,
and call for the dismantling of White Supremacy and of the use of White state power
in all forms. Read the full-statement and access links to online sources which help
educate and historize this current moment.