What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of humankind, using knowledge based on perspectives from all known cultures—around the world and from past to present.
Our faculty, students, and alumni study human evolution and primate behavior, survey and excavate sites all over the world for evidence of ancient societies, and seek to understand the depth and complexity of other cultures’ values and worldviews. They investigate the relationship between culture and language, and trace the ways societies construct their understanding of concepts such as class, ethnicity and gender.
If you have a passion for grappling with life’s big questions, there are no limits to what you can discover with a degree in Anthropology.