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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

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.
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