Indulge your curiosity about the world and how people make their way in it as an Anthropology major or minor. You’ll learn about human cultures throughout history, explore the richness and diversity of human life in the present as well as the past, and investigate human practices, relationships, and value systems—both their commonalities and what sets them apart.

Your studies can focus on two of the four major branches of anthropology - cultural and archaeological - and you’ll have flexibility to set your own direction.

You might:

  • Focus on a particular world area, such as Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, North America, or the Middle East.
  • Attend archaeological field schools or volunteer with projects. Past students have worked in the United States, Italy, Honduras, England, Macedonia, South Africa, and more.
  • Perform anthropological research on a topic of interest. Recent students have written theses on surfing and sexuality in Costa Rica, the social role of women in ancient Celtic society, the Korean drama wave in Japan, education and development in South Africa, social hierarchy among the Susquehannock, and social divisions in a Pennsylvania courtroom.

Through discussion-based, lively, and interactive classes, you’ll develop strong critical thinking and communication skills. You’ll learn to think like a global citizen, gaining enhanced cultural awareness and sensitivity, as well as insight into some of the world’s most pressing social problems.

Our graduates have gone on to attend graduate programs in top anthropology programs; join service programs such as City Year, Teach For America, and the Peace Corps; and enter fields as varied as law, medicine, education, government, finance, and the nonprofit sector.