Welcome to the SJSU Anthropology Department! We offer a range of degree programs for students seeking skills, experience, and knowledge that are in high demand in Silicon Valley--and beyond. We are also committed to providing students with one-on-one academic advising. Our department offers undergraduate degrees in Anthropology, Behavioral Science, and Organizational Studies. Anthropology courses emphasize ethnographic interviewing, qualitative research and data analysis, and critical thinking. Graduates from our programs have succeeded in obtaining rewarding careers in public, private, and non-profit organizations. We challenge students to be creative, to cooperate and collaborate 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 invite you to browse our website to get a better sense of who we are, and to meet our students and award-winning faculty and staff. We hope you’ll experience the enthusiasm that motivates our department!
San José State University sits on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Ohlone, the Muwekma Ohlone, and other lineal descendants of the Verona Band of the greater Bay Area.