At the undergraduate level, the Department of Anthropology offers these programs:
The department takes a holistic view of the field of anthropology, offering courses in all four traditional subfields of the discipline and encouraging subdisciplinary breadth in both majors and minors.
The Department of Anthropology offers the following graduate-level programs in anthropology:
- Master of Arts Program
- Doctor of Philosophy Program, consisting of two tracks:
All three programs are strongly research-focused, and graduate students are required to become proficient in anthropological research.
Areas of Specialization
In addition to the traditional four subdisciplines of anthropology, the department has two areas of specialization, which crosscut sub-disciplinary lines. These areas are biocultural medical anthropology and the anthropology of complex Native American societies. The department offers doctoral degrees in these two specializations only.
Biocultural medical anthropology is concerned with the biological and cultural interactions that influence the perceptions and symptoms of illness and health. Topical interests include folk medical models, stress and chronic disease, epidemiology, and paleopathology.
Archaeology of complex societies of the Americas has been studied by all of our archaeology faculty. Focal areas of study range from art history to social organization and settlement patterns.