Anthropology Department

Why Study Anthropology at Fisher?

As an Anthropology major you will develop the skills necessary to:

  • Effectively discuss the question of what human nature is and learn how to assess human capabilities
  • Describe developments in human biological and cultural evolution and apply them to contemporary human concerns
  • Perform appropriate descriptive and analytical operations in archaeological excavation, linguistic analysis, cross-cultural comparison, and human variation and evolution

What is Anthropology? Find out more about studying anthropology!

    A Complete Perspective

    You will receive instruction in all four fields of anthropology:

    Biological/Physical Anthropology — human origins, evolution, and biological variation.

    Archaeology — excavation, interpretation, and reconstruction of past human cultures, and cultural evolution.

    Ethnology (Cultural Anthropology) — description and comparison of contemporary cultures and the organization of human culture and society.

    Linguistics — description and comparison of the development, structure, and function of human languages.

    The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most up-to-date Anthropology Program Requirements.

    Opportunities and Activities

    Anthropology majors benefit from a number of unique activities and opportunities, from participating in archeological digs, to interning at museums or historical sites, to studying abroad in countries such as Belize and Ukraine.

    Student taking notes at an archeological dig

    Anthropology majors get hands-on fieldwork experience at one of two area archeological sites.

    Anthropology News


    Karate Tournament to Fund Anthropology Scholarship


    St. John Fisher College will once again host the D'Agostino Karate Tournament on Sunday, March 30. The event will take place in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center (formerly known as the Student Life Center) from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and proceeds will benefit the Anthony C. D’Agostino Anthropology Scholarship. Read More


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