What You’ll Learn
You’ll explore through ethnographic fieldwork, archaeological excavation, biological lab work, and visual and material cultural analysis what it means to be human.
Our students and faculty collaborate closely to learn and improve our knowledge of human variation and how this information can be used to confront the complex issues we are dealing with in the world today.
Human behavior — what is it? Why and how does it vary so much across the planet and through time? Our faculty will help prepare you to address the problems of the 21st century through a variety of means.
You will learn a variety of skills toward understanding the diversity of human experience, including:
- Cross-cultural knowledge
- Critical thinking
- Practical hands-on skills
Enjoy small classes, one-on-one contact with faculty, and a range of hands-on experiences like archaeological field schools and ethnographic research.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1Undergraduate Admissions
An anthropology degree could take you anywhere — literally! Anthropology students have many opportunities to hone their skills outside the classroom. Some of our past field work experiences include:
- Participating in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
- Touring Greece and Turkey learning about the intersections of food and culture
- Working with the local refugee center
- Excavating in the ancient world of Petra, Jordan
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of anthropologists and archeologists is projected to grow 19% from 2012-22.
Cultural anthropologists work with people to understand how culture, power, and history are used for different purposes.
Archaeologists excavate sites to recover the material culture or artifacts to understand the past and how it relates to the present-day.
Biological anthropologists study human biological evolution, variation in growth and development, and adaptation to past and present environments.
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The availability of hands-on learning experiences, internships, and field schools gives students the opportunity to become involved in research and learn things that could not be learned in a classroom. Geoffrey Hedges, ’13