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.


The Department of Anthropology, like the discipline itself, recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives, and opinions.