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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work


Anthropology is a frame of mind.

Now that globalization is reaching even the most remote corners of the world, fundamental lessons of anthropology are no longer an exotic luxury but necessity. With its holistic perspective and commitment to documenting and analyzing different ways of life, past and present, anthropology is uniquely equipped to prepare our students to more realistically appreciate and effectively meet the challenges of our rapidly changing cultural realities. Anthropology is not only inherently fascinating but also very relevant and crucially significant in our modern world.

Anthropology has given me an ability to be more open to others and new experiences

Our program offers many opportunities to undergraduates that most programs in the world cannot offer.  Our students often work right along side us as teaching and research assistants.  

Emily Patton

Our undergrads are offered hands-on training and experience in the methods of digital ethnography, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and osteology. 

Such experiences propel our students to win top scholarships and attend the best graduate programs in the world.  Recent graduates have won multiple National Science Foundation fellowships and Fulbright awards, among others. 

Stueve in Morocco

Perhaps more importantly, our students leave with a global and holistic perspective that serves them well in whatever career they might choose.  Our graduates have had successful careers in a wide range of fields, including medicine, law, marketing, public service, and education. 

Anthropology set me apart.

Our faculty covers all four major subfields of anthropology and have worked in every major continent around the world.  Their dedication to serving undergraduate students has won them several of the most prestigious university, state, and national teaching awards, and brought world-wide recognition to the program.



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