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Study anthropology from a sociocultural perspective

Combine social theory and fieldwork methodology

Gain practical research skills in the field

Majors & Minors

Pursue a degree or take courses in anthropology. We also offer minors in anthropology and medical anthropology.

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Study Abroad

Anthropology is the study of cultural diversity, and many of our students spend a semester or more abroad.

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Research

Take advantage of research opportunities such as the Malawi Immersion Seminar, independent studies, honors theses, and more.

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Feature Story

How do physical spaces help create community?

In her highly visual, multi-year project “Fertile Ground,” cultural anthropologist Kathryn Mariner is researching placemaking in the city of Rochester, and her focus on how community is formed is shared by this year’s Humanities Center lectures.

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4clusters

Department of Anthropology clusters fulfill the social sciences division of the curriculum.

Morgan Lectures

The annual Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series is one of the oldest and most prestigious lecture series in anthropology in North America.

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UAC

The Undergraduate Anthropology Council (UAC) sponsors film series, arranges meetings with lecturers, offers workshops, and publishes the bi-annual newsletter.

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