Info for Prospective Students

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Having a better understanding of people—their brains, cultures, traditions, beliefs, stories—helps you to develop superior communication skills and the ability to understand and appreciate diverse points of view. Anthropology is a multi-disciplinary approach to studying, researching, and engaging with the human experience. Whether you're taking only one class or purusing a major in our department, you'll have a diverse set of opportunities to engage with faculty members to enhance your education. Our faculty lead Study Abroad programs in the Himalayas, the South Pacific, and Ecuador. Undergraduates also have the chance to work with faculty members in the field, conducting artifact analysis. But there are also plenty of ways to work closely with professors without ever leaving campus, such as conducting research in one of our many labs.

Majors Offered

BA, Anthropology

Enrichment Opportunities

Anthropology Club
Sigma Gamma Alpha Anthropology Honors Society
Study Abroad
Center for Comparative Archaeology 


Each incoming student is assigned an academic advisor within the Dietrich School’s Academic Advising Center. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least once per term before they can enroll in classes for the next term. Students are encouraged to schedule additional appointments as necessary. Students will remain with their assigned advisor until they declare a major; once a major is declared, the student will transition to a new advisor within their major department.

If you're considering a major in anthropology, know that we are committed to the success of all of our students. Our Director of Undergraduate Studies and our Academic Advisor are here to introduce students to the major, connect current students to faculty with shared interests and coordinate with our two student organizations to provide events and programming to support our majors academic and professional growth. Each undergraduate major is assigned to a faculty member who serves as their advisor and mentor for their undergraduate tenure. Most of our undergraduate classes are under 50 students allowing for significant faculty-student interaction. All of our majors are required to enroll in a senior seminar course which is less than 25 students. In these seminars students are able to build strong personal connections with faculty and engage in dialogue with their classmates on major Anthropological questions. Both our large and small classes encourage undergraduate students to engage directly with faculty and their peers in discussion.