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Since anthropology is the study of who we are and how we came to be, our program offers a diverse course load that examines humanity through multiple lenses. Our program highlights evolutionary, historical, and cultural perspectives of humans across the world. Moreover, our program covers themes like politics, history, race, diversity, gender, biology, and language.

As a true four-field program, we recommend our students explore courses in at least three of four subfields:

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural
  • Biological
  • Linguistic

Once required courses are taken, students may choose to focus their elective coursework on a particular subfield. For example, students planning a professional career in anthropology may concentrate on a specialty within the field by taking specific coursework, such as medical anthropology, human evolution, or North American historical archaeology. However, students may also opt to take a broad range of courses. For more information about specific subfields, see BA in Anthropology.