At the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, we take a comparative, cross-cultural and cross-specific perspective to understand human beings. We consider how humans evolved, how they shape — and are shaped by — their culture, and we seek to understand the records they have left behind. Our students are curious and driven to understand the world around them. And the research options are boundless for students accepted into this thesis-based program, boasting both a socio-cultural stream (anthropology and militarization, medical anthropology, sustainability, urban anthropology) and a biological anthropology stream (conservation, human osteology, population genetics, primatology, paleoanthropology).
Completing this program
- Core courses include Thesis Development and Professional Skills for Anthropologists.
- Students choose a methods course: either Methods in Anthropological Research or Current Issues in Methodology in Primatology.
- Students choose a theory course: either Anthropological Theory or Primatological Theory.
- Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Biological Anthropology (Interdisciplinary)
Cultural Resource Management, Corporate Consulting, International health organizations, International and community development, Market research, Law, Humanitarian efforts, forensics, medicine, veterinary medicine, conservation, academic positions.
A master’s degree in anthropology will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.