2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog


Anthropology is the comparative study of people and their lifeways across the full temporal and spatial range of human experience. Cultural, biological, archeological, and evolutionary ecological lines of evidence contribute to anthropological descriptions and explanations of human diversity. Anthropology provides a strong foundation for interacting with diverse human cultures, an important ingredient for living successfully in modern society with its global focus. Students are provided with a major that is especially strong in ecologically oriented archeology. All students will have an opportunity to work on archeological excavations or in the Archeology Laboratory. Students may complete their elective courses by choosing from one of four emphasis areas; Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology or Physical Anthropology.