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Anthropology is the comparative evolutionary, historical, and modern study of humankind. At the University of Utah, this broad field is divided into four subfields:

Our department takes a theoretically driven, empirical approach to this study, and specializes in archaeology, genetics, behavioral ecology, demography, hunter gatherers, and evolutionary approaches to human and primate behavior. Our faculty performs research that crosses disciplinary and sub-disciplinary lines. We encourage our students to do the same and become a part of the Anthropology research community.

 

 Follow the links on this page to learn more about our degree programs, field schools, and the many career options available to graduates with a degree in Anthropology. 

  ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR 

Anthropology is the comparative, evolutionary and historical study of humans, and nonhuman primates. The Department of Anthropology is currently divided into four subdisciplines: Behavioral Ecology, Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Archaeology. Students interested in a specific sub-discipline should consider an emphasis, otherwise the major in Anthropology (no emphasis) is designed to give students a wide range of flexibility in choosing classes from any of the four divisionsThe Department of Anthropology is currently divided into four sub-disciplines: Evolutionary Ecology, Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Archaeology. Students interested in a specific sub-discipline should consider an emphasis, otherwise the major in Anthropology (no emphasis) is designed to give students a wide range of flexibility in choosing classes from any of the four divisions.

   EMPHASES

ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR 

The Anthropology Minor is for students who are interested in adding an Anthropological focus to another major. Students who are interested in the Anthropology Minor, and are currently majoring in a related subject (particularly if that major is one of our allied departments) should set an advising appointment and explore the possibility of a double major.

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INTEGRATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY MINOR 

Integrative Human Biology (IHB) is an interdisciplinary initiative and interdepartmental minor based in the Departments of Anthropology and Biology. Its purpose is to advance education and research in human form and function, human evolution and biological variation, human behavior, and the roles humans play in local and global ecosystems.

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Last Updated: 6/8/20