Department of Anthropology


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

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 archaeology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and museum studies. Anthropology is unique among the many fields that study humanity.


Thursdays Fall/Spring Semester ~ Anthropology Forum 4:00pm, Ayres 120 

May 16, 2019 ~ Master's Graduation

May 17, 2019 ~ BSS Award Ceremony 4:30pm and Undergraduate Graduation 7:00pm


Archaeological Field School - July 8-31, 2019

The CSU Chico Archaeological Field School offers students hands-on training in the latest archaeological field techniques.

The 2019 field school will take you to two distinct regions: the Northern Sierra Nevada of California and the Little High Rock Canyon of Northwestern Nevada. 

Archaeological Field School

Highland Peoples of Southeast Asia
June 3–July 3, 2019

Join us as we embark on a journey to one of the most ethnically-diverse regions of the world. Study abroad in northern Thailand with a stop in southern China.

Highland Peoples of Southeast Asia