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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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Because anthropology is composed of natural sciences, social sciences, and human studies, our majors emerge with a comprehensive liberal arts education that teaches them to think critically and develop a sophisticated understanding of human similarities and differences.

What will you learn?

At the U of M, anthropology majors 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 and writing skills. Topics like globalization, politics, race, and cultural diversity will cultivate critical and comparative analysis expertise.

What can you do with an anthropology degree?

Anthropology serves as a foundation for careers in international affairs, law, business consulting, cultural resource management, museum curation, healthcare management, forensics, market research, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and much, much more.