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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

Adrian Praetzellis Passes the Shovel

"With my impending retirement,
I am happy to announce that
Dr. Tom Whitley has accepted the position of Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Anthropological Studies Center. He will start his new job in August.” –Adrian–
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