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Anthropology and Geography

The interdisciplinary degree in anthropology and geography brings together the study of cultural and physical worlds to help us understand how humans and environments intersect.

The Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and geography offers an interdisciplinary perspective bridging cultural and physical landscapes to current topics such as resource management, sustainability, globalization and community resilience. Students in the program will use empirical and theoretical methodologies to understand the way in which humans interact with the world and how environmental factors influence human society. This approach provides a path to careers in cultural heritage, physical geography, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental science, cultural anthropology and archaeology. As a unification of two complementary disciplines, this program prepares graduates for a global market where an understanding of the interactions between cultures and the physical environment can provide a significant competitive and functional advantage.

What You'll Study

Beginning with our foundational courses in world regional geography, cultural anthropology, and human evolution, the B.A. in anthropology and geography includes in-depth considerations of the way in which we as humans interact with the world around us, past and present. The program promotes effective writing, critical thinking, and fundamental research skills. Courses provide an integrated perspective that includes the technological and analytical tools needed for careers in cultural heritage, resource management, sustainability, planning and globalization.

Experiences Beyond the Classroom

For students of anthropology and geography, the entire world is a classroom. Through our regional and international partnerships, programs, and field schools, you will get the hands-on experience that will help you succeed after graduation. Opportunities include archaeological field schools in the U.S. and Kenya, training in virtual heritage with cutting-edge 3D technologies, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) hands-on courses, and ethnographic research in local communities.

For more, see: Beyond the Classroom