Students doing fieldwork abroad.

Anthropologists study humanity in the broadest possible sense. We try to discover why people behave the way they do, and document how human behavior varies around the world.

Our anthropology program allows students to develop practical skills in:

  • Research methods
  • Critical thinking and theoretical analysis
  • Cultural relativism
  • Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary comparison

For more information about anthropology, visit the our about us page.


Majoring in anthropology doesn’t mean you have to be an anthropologist. While this is the path some of our graduates choose, others pursue careers in fields like:

  • Higher education
  • Research
  • International relations
  • Health care
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Relief agencies
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Public health

By developing skills like critical analysis, observation, and data collection, our graduates are equipped to pursue a wide range of career options.

How I Discovered My Passion for Anthropology by Jamie Rudd (Class of 2017)

Undergraduate Anthropology Council

The Undergraduate Anthropology Council (UAC) is a student activity group open to students who are interested in meeting to discuss issues related to anthropology. The UAC also sponsors film series, meets with the annual Lewis Henry Morgan lecturer, offers workshops on study abroad and post-collegiate opportunities, and publishes the department’s bi-annual newsletter, The Participant Observer.