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Anthropology is a field of visionaries, makers and collaborators, taking a critical, creative and holistic approach to the study of humankind. We teach hands-on courses in archaeology and socio-cultural, applied, biological and forensic anthropology, reflecting our faculty members’ research in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Central and Southeast Asia. Through coursework, fieldwork and study-abroad experiences, you’ll gain life-long learning skills that prepare you for success in cross-cultural understanding and communication, working for diverse organizations and tackling complex social issues in today’s global world. Our students are employed in a range of areas such as public health, business, international development, museums and education.
Anthropology bridges science and the humanities; it is an evolving field reflecting changing human life. This discipline is an intellectual home for students who have very broad and diverse interests that revolve around humans. Traditionally defined by the four subfields of physical or biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics, socio-cultural anthropology, and archaeology, the discipline is directed to understanding how humans, as a species, live in groups and interact with other species.