Prospective Students

Meet our Anthropology Majors and Alumni

Majoring in Anthropology can take you where you want to go!

Anthropology is the study of humans in all their diversity and of cultures of all regions of the world, past and present. It is based on first-hand field experience, whether studying a culture in a distant land, working on an archaeological dig, or observing non-human primates in the wild. Students become acute observers and analysts of human behavior with a critical understanding of their own cultures, traditions, and behaviors as well as human biological and cultural similarities and differences.

Anthony Bonini ventured overseas on a six-week stint in Africa where he studied advanced methods of paleoarchaeology, focusing on fossils millions of years old. “You push yourself to your limit,” he says of his work at the Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya.

Study Anthropology

  • diverse human life, past and present
  • cultures around the world
  • analyze, and contextualize artifacts
  • first-hand field experience at sites around the globe

The Department of Anthropology is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As an Anthropology major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 34 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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