Welcome to the Anthropology Department


The Anthropology major is a liberal arts degree with a broad base of information and understanding about human behavior. This unique, critical perspective provides a framework for understanding the many sub-cultural differences we meet every day. The Anthropology major can open many doors of opportunity and provide valuable training to successfully deal with the future.

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There are four sub-disciplines represented by the faculty and curricula of the University's Anthropology Department: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics and BioCultural Anthropology.

Students are only eligible to declare an anthropology major after completing one of the following core courses with a minimum of a C-: Anthropology 301, 303, or 335.

Bio/Anth BA & BS and Anth Ed Majors are exempt from this requirement for declaration.

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There are four major degrees and four concentrations available:

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A minor in Anthropology, and MA in Anthropology are also available. Please take a look at our transfer page for information on advising and prerequisites.

Please note: Friends of Anthropology Proposals due dates are as follows: November 30th for Winter Quarter, February 28th for Spring Quarter, and May 31st for Summer or Fall Quarter.




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Anthropology Upcoming Events

Sep 22 2016 - 12:00pm to Dec 3 2016 - 4:00pm

Susan Point, Past Present - Cultural Visions in New Media

Oct 20 2016 - 11:00am to Jan 14 2017 - 4:00am

Thailand and Burma Field Program Winter 2017