The BA degree in Anthropology exposes you to the four subfields of anthropology – archaeology, biological/physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. As you progress in the program, you will narrow your focus to study either archaeology or cultural anthropology.
Archaeology is the study of past societies and cultures through the examination of material remains left in the ground. It involves the excavation of archaeological sites and analysis of artifacts, ecofacts and features, and provides a “deep history” for humanity extending back through 2.5 million years of time.
Cultural Anthropology is the study of contemporary cultures and societies – the learned and shared ways of life of people. Cultural anthropologists are interested in the study of culture in both western and non-western, industrialized and non-industrialized societies, and in the interrelationships among environmental adaptations, sociopolitical organizations, and belief systems.
The flexibility and concentration of the major (45-credit track in cultural anthropology or archaeology) provides a great option to double major or minor in another field while still completing the degree in four years.
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