The anthropology department offers educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our training provides entry to a variety of careers in archaeology, education, community service, public health, public administration, development, and international affairs and business. The specific skills it provides are useful to students of environmental design, city planning, community development, the medical and nursing professions and allied health sciences, law, public affairs, and secondary education.
For undergraduates, anthropology provides a rich overview of human life and introduces a variety of skills and practical research methods which anthropologists apply in laboratory and field studies of the ecological constraints on human existence, the cultural basis of individual and organizational behavior, and, in general, problems and circumstances relating to the maintenance of healthy, productive human action in the world today.
Completing a minor in anthropology will give you an excellent introduction to the field. You will be exposed to the basic concepts of the field—for example, evolution, adaptation and cultural diversity—and will have an opportunity to take advanced courses with some of our internationally known faculty.
We offer an outstanding graduate education in anthropology, giving students a broad yet thorough grounding in the four subfields of anthropology as well as specialized instruction in one or more of a number of research orientations and/or geographic area concentrations.
Students wishing to pursue doctoral-level study in interdisciplinary health research may do so by applying to the PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences, which provides advanced, research-based training in the application of the social and behavioral sciences to health issues.
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