Anthropology Department

Department Mission

The Department of Anthropology provides a holistic program of instruction that gives students a better understanding of human cultural and biological diversity in the past, present and future. Central to our mission is the preparation of students to effectively conduct anthropological research in any subfield of anthropology as well as to apply anthropological principles to contemporary problems by emphasizing good communication and critical thinking skills. We also stress interdisciplinarity by emphasizing the collaborative nature of anthropology and by promoting strong relationships with other departments in the college.