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About Anthropology

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What is anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of all cultures across time and space. Through comparative studies, anthropologists determine how people of the world are similar and different. They explore issues such as health care, human rights, law, industry, development, global population and more. The possibilities for those with a degree in Anthropology are almost endless, and our Anthropology Program offers three ways to study cultural variation among humans:



Studies past human cultures through the analysis of physical remains.


Biological Anthropology

Examines human and non-human primates both in the past and the present through a biological lens.


Cultural Anthropology

Investigates living people's
ways of life.