What makes humans human? Anthropologists try to answer that question by looking at the diversity of human life — how humans have lived throughout history and how they live in different parts of the world now.

Whether excavating ancient cities or interviewing migrant workers, anthropologists are asking the same big questions. If you enjoy studying the variety of human civilizations, from the ancient Olmecs to the modern Chinese, then anthropology is for you.

Members of the anthropology faculty specialize in various aspects of both ancient civilizations and contemporary globalization, and students can tailor a course of study according to their interests. Interdisciplinary minors in Latin American and Latino Studies and Global Migration Studies offer even more opportunities for students to customize their program.