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Anthropology B.A. degree Anthropology is a field that examines the human condition in the broadest possible scope. Integrating approaches that span the social and natural sciences as well as the humanities, anthropology studies human beings in all of their diversity and similarity across space and time. Globally and historically situated, anthropological understandings of human experience draw from evolutionary, archaeological, sociocultural, and linguistic approaches.

Students majoring in anthropology are well positioned to pursue careers in research and teaching in both university and museum settings. They also develop skills that can lead them to further postgraduate training in other social scientific fields, the humanities, and biological sciences. Training in anthropology also often provides a valuable background for professional careers in government, business, advertising, law, medicine, and various social, clinical, and health related services.

Anthropology B.S. Degree The B.S. degree resembles the B.A. degree in its course requirements within the Department of Anthropology, but adds courses offered by other departments in the physical sciences, life sciences, mathematics, and statistics. Blending the rich understanding of the human experience provided by a broad education in anthropology with a solid grounding in basic science, this degree is ideal for students planning to pursue careers in medicine, scientific anthropology, forensic science, and similar fields.


Anthropology Minor Students who wish to take a series of courses in anthropology, but major in another discipline, may be interested in the Anthropology minor. Students select courses from the four fields within anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, sociocultural anthropology), although they are encouraged to focus the body of their coursework within one field.