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Welcome to the Department of Anthropology!

Of all the human sciences, anthropology is the broadest. Anthropologists study how human beings have come to be as they are: a physically distinct species, communicating through language, adapted to every habitat on earth, and living in an amazing variety of lifeways. As anthropologists become increasingly engaged with the world, they have led in the development of a global focus on how culturally different peoples interact, how humans change their customary ways of life, and how they have evolved over time.

Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Master of Arts in Cultural Resources Management

Society & Culture Undergraduate Research Forum

We are now accepting abstracts for the 6th Annual Society & Culture Undergraduate Research Forum, to be held at SSU on April 9, 2014. This year's theme is "Imprints", although any paper or poster authored by SSU undergraduate students addressing any topic related to society and culture would be welcome, regardless of disciplinary perspective.
Priority deadline: February 14, 2014
Final deadline: March 3, 2013.
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The Marcia K. Brown Memorial Primatology Scholarship

The Marcia K. Brown Memorial Primatology Scholarship Fund honor’s Marcia’s dedication to better understanding our closest living relatives and helping them to live better lives in captive facilities. This scholarship was created in her honor to provide scholarships for Sonoma State University graduate and undergraduate students from any discipline with a minimum 3.0 GPA conducting captive and/or field research in primate behavior.
View and complete the application.