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Department of Anthropology College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

About Anthropology

Message to Current Anthro Students

Due to COVID-19, until further notice the Department of Anthropology will operate by phone and email. Please contact the office through this email: or leave a voice mail at 916) 278-6452. If you have questions or concerns about your classes, registration, would like to change/declare major to Anthropology, please contact the Department Chair Dr. Michael Delacorte - For general advising about major requirements, course selection and planning, contact your Anthropology Major advisor via email. In-person assistance is suspended. Please note that although the physical office is closed we remain available to help you.

Academic Programs

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. Anthropologists take a broad approach to understanding the varieties of human experience, which uniquely places us at the juxtaposition of the social sciences, natural sciences and the humanities.

Students with an Anthropology major enter careers in the anthropological sciences, such as cultural resource management, skeletal identification, zoological or museum technicians, government, the non-profit sector, education, healthcare and other areas that require contexts of science, cultural, social, and lingustic dynamics.

We offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs that provide exposure to a foundation of the four interrelated fields: sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Beyond this foundation, undergraduate students have the opportunity to chose among one of our three concentrations. Graduate Students are able to design a plan of coursework specific to their post-graduate goals in one of the four subfields.

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Academic Calendar

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    Mendocino Hall, Room 4010
    Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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    Phone: (916) 278-6452

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