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:

    Cultural Anthropology — comparative analysis of contemporary societies involving cultural value, social expression, and structural organization.

    Biological Anthropology — scientific evaluation of human origins, evolution, and both genetic and phenotypic variation.

    Linguistic Anthropology — assessment of the social function and expressive variation of language, as well as its biological production and acquisition.

    Archaeology — reconstruction and interpretation of past human civilizations and cultural change.

    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


    7th Annual Lecture in Applied Anthropology: “Let Me Be Frank…”


    The 7th Annual Lecture in Applied Anthropology will take place on Wednesday, February 18, and will feature Dr. Heather Lindstrom, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health from the University of Buffalo as the guest speaker. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel. Read More


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