Academics

The discipline of Anthropology investigates the question, "What does it mean to be human?" Anthropologists study the biological basis of human behavior, the common threads of the human experience, as well as the diversity of cultural systems in the contemporary world.Students who are particularly interested in human behavior may want to major or minor in Anthropology or Behavioral Science. You should talk to an advisor about our undergraduate program before choosing a major.

A Behavioral Science major allows students to develop an inter-disciplinary perspective on human behavior. This major may be paired with one of three additional majors to enhance their understanding. These majors are especially appropriate for students preparing to work in jobs which require extensive understanding of human behavior, such as social work, human resource management, counseling, teaching, etc. Students may focus their studies on anthropology, psychology, or sociology by pursuing the appropriate double major.

The Department of Anthropology is also pleased to offer a Master's Degree in Applied Anthropology.