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Anthropology is the study of who we are and how we came to be. Our undergraduate students engage with each other and their professors, explore a broad range of academic and engagement experiences, and gain skills to serve their communities.

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Anthropology at the University of Minnesota

Anthropology uniquely straddles the social and natural sciences, humanities, and arts. Anthropology majors in both the B.A. and B.S. degrees are expected to take courses in cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic anthropology. Through your coursework, you will gain invaluable insights and perspectives about people across many cultures and times and develop intensive research, interpretive, analytic, and writing skills. Studying topics such as globalization, evolution, politics, history, race, material culture, and cultural diversity will allow you to cultivate critical and comparative analytic expertise. Anthropology serves as a foundation for careers in healthcare, international affairs, media and publishing, communications, law, research science, business consulting, non-profits, cultural resource management, advocacy, museum curation, forensics, market research, and more.