Do you have an interest in people and in their similarities and differences? Would you enjoy discovering how different peoples of the world organize their lives and societies and how they react to varying natural and human-made environments? Are you curious about how people adapt to diverse cultural and biological situations?

As an anthropology student, you will learn about the varied cultures and peoples in the world, delve into the planet’s prehistory, and develop an understanding of the biological aspects of human existence. You will have faculty and peer support, and research and study abroad opportunities. One of our biological anthropology labs contains the most extensive collection of fossil hominid cast material in the Midwest. The other two labs, both molecular genetic laboratories, have ongoing research projects that span the globe.

Whether you want to conduct research in a lab, travel to Guatemala, or participate in a field school study on the Central Plains of Kansas, Anthropology will take you there.

Career options: 

By studying Anthropology at KU, you will be able to compete and make meaningful contributions in a wide range of careers as a global citizen. Anthropologists are increasingly sought after by businesses, nursing programs, educational institutions, government agencies, medical schools and graduate programs to answer interesting and challenging questions about human diversity. For more information about career options, visit the KU career center website.

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Advisor name: 
Dr. Sandra Gray
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Undergraduate Coordinator
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