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 Anthropology can prepare you for careers in teaching, law enforcement, medicine and healthcare, and museums, to name a few. This subject is the study of people, ranging from the origin and biological evolution of our species to tracing the prehistory and history of cultures, to defining group behavior in non-western and western cultures. Thus, anthropology is considered to be the most holistic of the social sciences. The goal of anthropology is to answer the question, “What is humankind?” from a biological, prehistoric and behavioral perspective. The integrative approach to the discipline links anthropology with the life and social sciences, and has strong ties with disciplines ranging from biology and psychology to political science, history, and the arts, providing a humanistic perspective. Anthropology is particularly suited to persons with a wide range of interests as well as offering specific insights to others in more specialized disciplines. Increasingly, business and industry leaders are employing anthropologists in key positions because their holistic perspective and broad cultural understanding prepare them to address modern-day challenges.

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Michael Fong
Professor, Anthropology
Mark Meyer
Professor, Anthropology
Allison Tripp
Associate Professor, Anthropology