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Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
One Discipline, Four Fields


How to Declare Major or Minor Undergraduate Brochure Honors Program Thinking about Majoring in Anthropology?

Open your eyes and your mind to the diversity of human experience around the world. How do your own views and lifestyle compare to those of peoples in Africa, native North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia?

  • Study human evolution or nationalism, ancient DNA or modern ethnic identity.
  • Explore the arts in a cross-cultural perspective.
  • Experiment with ancient technology.
  • Get a taste of food and consumer culture.
  • Study primates.
  • Analyze gender politics, human ecology, or the grammar of kinship.
  • Think about ancient disease, or contemporary shamanism.
  • Reflect on your own heritage and culture.

IU undergraduates are active in Anthropology through:

  • Museum internships
  • Laboratory research with professors
  • IU field schools in Indiana and Wyoming (archaeology) and in Belize (archaeology or ethnography)
  • IU field program in Mexico (archaeology and ethnography)
  • Overseas study in many countries