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Anthropology and Museum Studies

Students in the Field

Mission Statement

We educate people about cultural and biological diversity of humans in all places and at all times. We do this as a department by:

  • developing a holistic understanding of human issues through the theories and methods of cultural, linguistic, archaeological and biological anthropology;
  • fostering student learning in small-scale and individualized settings with respect for different points of view; 
  • providing opportunities for student-faculty interaction in research, fieldwork, and teaching assistant experience;
  • building interdisciplinary relationships that express the multidisciplinary scope of anthropology;
  • engaging in research and scholarly activities and sharing results with peers, students and the public;
  • offering public services that link research and teaching with the needs and interests of local, state and regional communities.

McNair Scholars Program in Anthropology