The study of Anthropology promotes an understanding of self and of all humanity by exploring human nature from its beginnings to the present.

There is perhaps no single field of study that can better prepare students to cope with the challenges of the 21st century than anthropology. Confronted with increasing global population, rapid technological change, rising tides of nationalism, and economic globalization, many look to the future with uncertainty. Anthropology provides understanding and answers based on a century of exploring the development of human nature, society, and culture. It is the only social science that seeks to understand both human biological and cultural variation in the past and in the present. Encompassing a wide range of subjects spanning cultural and linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology and museum studies, Anthropology is unique among the many fields that study humanity.


Archaeology Position 2013

The Anthropology Department, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is searching for a tenure track assistant professor to start August 2014. Review of applications will begin on Oct 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled, reference number 14-ANTH-01. For more information Click Here.



Prospective Graduate Students

The Department of Anthropology accepts applicants for graduate study for the Fall semester only. Completed applications are due January 6th. For more information visit our Perspective Graduate Students Page.

Field School Applications for Betty's Hope Due March 28, 2014

Antigua: Betty's Hope Archaeological Field School from June 7, 2014 - July 5, 2014, application deadline is March 28, 2014. For more information click here.


Anthropology Forum - Every Thursday!

Thursday's during the academic semester at 4:00 PM, in Ayres 120 there is a guest speaker presenting an exciting anthropological topic. Please visit the Anthropology Forum page for more information.