• Mission Statment

    The overall mission of the Anthropology Major Program is to provide students with holistic, comparative knowledge about human biological and cultural differences and similarities world-wide and through time derived from anthropological research and theories. The program strives to produce students with anthropological experience in research, analysis, and interpretation and a strong sense of anthropology’s relevance to the world today. Students are taught to question and examine the significance of beliefs, attitudes and prejudices toward human differences and similarities and to be informed of the anthropological position of relativism and valuing cultural and biological variation. The program prepares students for a broad range of both public and private sector employment in anthropology-related fields or to enter professional or graduate schools appropriate to their interests.