Department Chair: Jeffrey Cole

Anthropology is the comparative and holistic exploration of the human condition. In coursework, individual study, and field schools, students gain exposure to the concepts and methods best suited to the examination of the astonishing range of human experience across space and time. Anthropology, in short, offers insight into our increasingly interconnected, globalized world. With rigorous training in the study of human cultural diversity today and in the past, majors are equipped to pursue exciting career paths.

Working closely with the College’s dedicated faculty, majors have the opportunity to explore a wide range of themes in social and cultural anthropology as well as archaeology. Students can also pursue a geographic specialization in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, South America or North America. Our students go on to graduate school for anthropology and related disciplines and pursue careers in higher education, business, law, human rights organizations, nonprofits and NGOs.

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