Why study anthropology at CMU?

Anthropology is the study of people through time and space. You’ll study archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology and applied anthropology to prepare for a variety of careers in this dynamic field. You can major in Anthropology, to earn a bachelor’s degree, or pursue a minor in Anthropology. 

Consider these key features about studying Anthropology at CMU:

  • Fieldwork experiences and curriculum on societies throughout the world and research opportunities with experienced faculty.
  • Study-abroad possibilities.
  • Professional development through on-campus organizations such as The Anthropology Club.
  • Faculty members who are active researchers, activists, consultants, community organizers, officers in professional organizations, and authors and editors of relevant publications.
  • Small classes allowing for specific study and close interaction with instructors.

Anthropology Major/Minor

    Student experiences

    Check out some of our anthropology student field work experiences: