Program Overview


Anthropology is the most holistic of the social sciences: it takes the entire range of human diversity as its field of study.  By its very nature, anthropology is an interdisciplinary enterprise, and is sought out by many other disciplines for cross-fertilization of ideas.  Central to the anthropological venture is the study of forces that have shaped our ways of thinking and acting, how we represent ourselves, and our very physiology.  The discipline is increasingly mindful of the inequities that people have been heir to and how these are perpetuated or reestablished in the present. 

To immerse oneself in anthropology as a field of study is challenging.  We believe it is one of the most important endeavors in the world today.

The Department of Anthropology offers both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Anthropology and Human Biology, a joint major in Anthropology and Religion (BA) and a minor in Anthropology. There are opportunities for Anthropology majors to expand their educational experience by getting involved in research with departmental faculty, by participating in the Honors Program and by joining the Emory chapter of Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society.

Curious what you can do with an Anthropology major?

Other questions? Please check out our FAQ.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Carpenter, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Dr. Kristin Phillips, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Debra VidaliDirector of Undergraduate Research