Anthropology as a discipline is more relevant today than at any time in its distinguished history!

Anthropology is the academic discipline that studies humans holistically through an interdisciplinary lens. It combines science with humanities, biology with culture, history with prehistory, and primates with language. It is by definition concerned with human diversity. The Department of Anthropology has provided primary leadership in academia in researching this important domain.

Our programs train students to think critically, write clearly and speak thoughtfully about what it means to be human. By focusing on the complex linkages among the three subfields of Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology and Biological Anthropology—and by emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork, we prepare students to survive in an increasingly multidisciplinary and multicultural world.