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Program Overview

Anthropologists study the full spectrum of what it means to be human. Why does anthropology matter? Investigating the pressing issues facing nations, communities and scientific inquiry today, anthropology is vital to many of the compelling intellectual conversations occurring at Emory and beyond. 

Anthropology majors at Emory work with our faculty to explore questions related to:

  • human origins and evolution
  • behavioral biology
  • human ecology and adaptations
  • gender and sexuality
  • human cognition and emotion
  • health and illness
  • social justice and inequality
  • social behavior and human diversity
  • media and communication
  • the intersections of biological, environmental, political, economic, and religious life

Our diverse theoretical and methodological toolkit permits anthropologists to forge creative approaches to established and emerging societal problems as well as to explore and expand the boundaries of human knowledge.