Major in Anthropology


B.A. in Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans and human behavior in the past, present, and future. Our program provides a foundation for improving understanding of the human condition and prepares you for:

  • Graduate School
  • K-12 Educator Careers
  • Applied Anthropology Careers
    • Archaeology
    • Sociocultural
    • Linguistic
    • Medical
    • Corporate


Contact the Anthropology Department to find a faculty advisor who can help you design a career plan and select courses and emphases that are right for you: call 928-523-3180.


An emphasis area means you will develop expertise in specific areas of your choice.

The B.A. in Anthropology has two emphases:


We have long-term research programs across the American Southwest, on the Colorado Plateau, and in South America. We prepare you for:

  • Prepare for graduate school
  • Private or Governmental Research Careers
  • Cultural Resource Management (CRM)

Sociocultural Anthropology

Our undergraduate degree program is designed to move you into the expanding nonacademic job market and to accelerate your studies if you want to continue into graduate work. In this emphasis, you will:

  • Study the behaviors of people and cultures
  • Examine complex problems in cross-cultural health and healing
  • Learn computer simulation techniques