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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of people and cultures, past and present. It promotes a holistic approach to the study of the human species and culture in the natural world. As a student, you'll examine humanity from biological, communication, social interaction and archaeological perspectives. 

Our program emphasizes an empirically based, comparative and cross-cultural perspective, grounded within a scientifically derived framework. As part of the College of Liberal Arts, you'll develop effective writing and speaking skills, and possess individual initiative to address contemporary issues, as well as perform effectively in a wide variety of settings within a multicultural world.  

Because of this degree's broad and holistic approach, you'll be equipped with the tools you need to excel in a broad range of careers, from non-profits to the private sector. Anthropology may also be an ideal choice as a minor if you're obtaining a degree in the other social sciences, earth sciences, biological sciences, education or humanities.

You can choose from one of two concentrations: archaeology or forensics. Exchange and study abroad educational opportunities are also available.  Learn more about the curriculum.

Additionally, anthropology majors have several opportunities to be involved in faculty and independent research, symposiums, and community service projects.

Archaeology Field School

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Forensic Anthropology Slideshow

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View our slideshow to see some of the great things Cal U forensic anthropology students do.