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Anthropology B.A.

Grounded in hands-on exploration, the undergraduate anthropology program prepares students to think critically about cultural and human development.
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About this Program

  • Receive foundational training in theory, methods, ethics and practical application.
  • Explore anthropology through direct involvement in laboratory research, field work and community engagement.
  • Experience fully equipped archaeology and physical anthropology laboratories.
  • Take courses that promote engagement and volunteering, providing a variety of research and experiential opportunities.

Program Information

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Career Path

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Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy, public administration and international relations. It includes America’s No. 1 ranked graduate program in public affairs, offering highly regarded professional degrees alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences. It’s also home to undergraduate programs across the full spectrum of social sciences.
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Majors must complete three required courses—one with area focus and regional perspectives on culture, one on anthropological methods, one on anthropological theory—and 15 credits of electives based on student interest.

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