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Roberto Gonzalez
Roberto Gonzalez
Department Chair

AJ Faas
A.J. Faas
Graduate Coordinator




A Message from the Department Chair

Welcome to the SJSU Department of Anthropology. Our department offers many options for students seeking a unique educational experience. The skills and knowledge that we provide are in high demand in Silicon Valley and beyond. We are committed to preparing our students for exciting careers in public, private, and non-profit organizations. We also provide students with one-on-one academic advising.

We offer undergraduate degrees in Anthropology, Behavioral Science, and Organizational Studies. Our department emphasizes skills including ethnographic interviewing, data analysis, and critical thinking. We are dedicated to helping students improve their writing and research abilities--skills valued by companies, government agencies, and non-profits. Each undergraduate major degree takes an interdisciplinary approach that encourages students to be creative, to cooperate and collaborate with other people, to work in teams, and to do hands-on problem solving.

Our cutting-edge Master's Degree in Applied Anthropology prepares students for careers ranging from design anthropology to cultural resource management. We have embraced a holistic and integrative approach emphasizing flexibility and creativity.

I invite you to to browse our website and visit our department office to meet our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. I hope you'll experience some of the enthusiasm that motivates our department.

Roberto Gonzalez
Professor and Chair