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Anthropology encourages and even demands close, hands-on engagement with the world around us. As an undergraduate major, you will be given the opportunities and support you need to participate in projects and opportunities that extend learning beyond the typical classroom setting.

Faculty work closely with students through exciting research projects, lab work, field schools study abroad, internships, and numerous hands-on activities. Through these experiences, students gain a deeper understanding of foundational anthropological knowledge, while learning cultural competencies, developing analytical sophistication, and practicing social empathy.

In addition, anthropology and anthropological engagement teach and hone the “soft skills”—capacities like critical thinking, collaboration, and communicating across differences—that are so essential to navigating and excelling in a globalized world.