Anthropology is the study of humankind...
of ancient and modern people and their ways of living. It seeks to understand the whole panorama--in geographic space and evolutionary time--of human existence.
Anthropology fosters the study of our human species in all of its diversity through space and time: from our prehuman ancestors to contemporary global culture. No other field offers such a comprehensive approach to what it means to be human.
We have faculty conducting cutting-edge research in all four sub-fields of anthropology: biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics.
Although anthropology numbers among the social sciences, students can gain an even broader training that spans the liberal arts, from natural science to religion and folklore. Anthropology's holistic orientation prepares students for a wide range of academic and career pursuits.