Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Gain a holistic understanding of the world by studying humans across time and space
As an anthropology major at UMass Amherst, you will learn to ask the big, important questions that are becoming increasingly important in our world: Where did humans come from and how did we evolve over time? Why is there so much inequality in the world? How do people organize for justice and create lasting change? How can we learn to live well together?
Here, you will practice teamwork and collaboration, develop analytical skills, and learn how to think and write critically. You’ll have the flexibility to chart your own path by selecting from a range of courses in archaeology and cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology, as well as combine them with other majors, minors, and certificates.
Anthropology encourages close, hands-on engagement with the world around us. As an undergraduate major, you will learn beyond the classroom through exciting research with faculty, international study abroad placements, and internships that can help launch your career.
As an anthropology major at UMass Amherst, you’ll learn cultural competencies, develop analytical sophistication, and practice social empathy to help you succeed in a globalized world.