How are people alike? How are they different? How have these differences come to be? As an anthropology major, you’ll explore all kinds of mysteries about people and primates.

You might, for example, look at how one group of people communicates without the help of modern technology -- or you might study the effects of cell phones on another society. You might study how ancient societies protected their people against disease -- or how public-health policy affects modern city dwellers. As an undergrad, you might specialize, focusing on culture, biology, archaeology, or language.

Leaders Who Majored in Anthropology

Lori Slicton

Professor of Anthropology,

San Mateo Community College District

Paula and Lorenz Eber


Biked Around the World for Asthma Awareness

Sarah Love

Archaeology Outreach Coordinator,

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Connie Morales Guiterrez


Rio Hondo Community College

Jim Yong Kim


Partners in Health

Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski

Public Affairs Officer,

National Park Service–Grand Canyon National Park