Anthropology is a holistic study of the human species, past and present. Anthropological inquiry ranges from the scientific (from genomics to pollen analysis) to the humanistic (from poetry to human rights). This is because people are neither simply biological organisms, nor are they purely social/cultural beings, obliging anthropologists to take an eclectic approach to study humans. Students interested in pursuing graduate work in anthropology should first consider what thematic or topical area they are interested in studying, and evaluate graduate programs based on the expertise of the faculty in these areas. Applicants with a well-defined area of interest are more competitive for admission to graduate programs than those with little preparation and/or poorly defined interests!
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Research is intrinsic to our work.
Anthropology faculty and students engage in impactful research in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology.