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.

    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


    President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors

    President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors


    A total of 50 graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 9, when students, their families and friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Cleary Family Auditorium for the annual President’s Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Dr. Donald Bain and members of the Fisher faculty. Read More


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