Department of Anthropology

Imagine The Possibilities


Are you interested in excavating the remains of an ancient culture? Have you ever pictured yourself analyzing forensic remains at a crime scene or imagined yourself in a rainforest observing nonhuman primates in their natural settings? Are you interested in how and why societies have varied customs and ideas? If you are interested in helping solve problems related to diseases, natural disasters, homelessness, crime, ethnic conflict, as well as problems related to the cultural understanding of health and illness then anthropology is the degree for you.

In FY 2017, ECU Anthropology was ranked 49th for public universities in the “Top 100” national programs for research productivity expenditures.