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Department of Anthropology

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    Explore Culture and Diversity

    Anthropology will give you insights to the world while teaching you to think critically and solve problems

When you study anthropology, you'll have the opportunity to conduct research and fieldwork locally and abroad. Through our interdisciplinary approach to cultural, prehistoric and historic, linguistic, and biological anthropology you’ll learn to appreciate cultural and biological diversity.