Get your B.A. or B.S. in Anthropology

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About the Major

What does it mean to be human? How did we get to be the way we are? What will become of humans in the future? Students in the School of Anthropology try to answer these questions – and many more – about our species.

You can obtain either a B.A. or a B.S. degree in anthropology. With the B.S. major, you can concentrate in Human Biology or Archeological Science.

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Explore human origins, development, and behavior

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Learn how humans interact with one another and their environment

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Analyze societies, languages, and cultures


The skills you learn in anthropology will prepare you for a variety of occupations.

  • Museum curator
  • Natural and cultural resource manager
  • International and community developer
  • Healthcare manager
  • Human resources specialist
  • State Department analyst


The school offers training in the four subdisciplines of the field: cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology.

Sample course include:

  • ANTH 303: Gender and Language
  • ANTH 315: Anthropology and Public Policy
  • ANTH 329: Cultures and Societies of Africa
  • ANTH 368: Methods in Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 427B: The Archaeology of Pre-Han China
  • ANTH 444: Introduction to Medical Anthropology

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Allison Ewing-Cooper

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