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Department of Anthropology
What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of people in all their complexity, globally and throughout time. It explores our origins, biological characteristics, languages, ancient past, and the beliefs and customs of contemporary cultures. This holistic approach to examining the human condition is why anthropology is known as a four-field discipline.
- Archaeology - the study of ancient and recent human past through material remains
- Biological anthropology - the study of human evolutionary biology and human variation
- Cultural anthropology - the study of variations in cultural behaviors among human populations
- Linguistics - the study of language and its relationship with all culture
At UND you will earn a B.A. in anthropology with training in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. You will participate in hands-on lab analysis, ethnographic, archaeological and forensic fieldwork, and individual and team-based research projects. Our courses are designed to inspire critical thinking, improve communication skills, create problem solvers, and promote ethically and culturally aware students in an ever-increasing global society.