Majors in Anthropology at Catholic University can concentrate in archaeology or socio-cultural anthropology.Learn More
The Anthropology Department offers a unique combination of small classes and big opportunities. Individualized programs for students open doors to a world of possible areas of concentration, including archaeology, socio-cultural anthropology, and interdisciplinary programs in Latin American studies, Islamic studies, Global Migration Studies, and much more.
We offer rigorous academic training, hands-on experiential learning, and advanced research opportunities in a discipline that is truly global in scope. The study of anthropology at Catholic University is holistic, integrating environmental, economic, political, social, and expressive information to form composite pictures of human social life and cultures.
Anthropology is one of 17 specialized departments within the School of Arts and Sciences, which is like a liberal arts college within Catholic University. In this environment, students are encouraged to draw upon the resources of multiple disciplines to broaden their learning and achieve their educational goals.
In honor of pioneering CUA faculty member Regina Flannery Herzfeld, every year the Anthropology Department hosts a lecture by a leading scholar in Native American Studies.Learn More
Since graduating, Fiona has gotten her MS in World Heritage Conservation and Management at University College Dublin, worked in data analytics in Sydney, Australia; and now works in D.C. for National Geographic as a Production Manager.
Tony has gone on to graduate from the University of Glasgow, Scotland with a Masters of Archaeology and pursued a job doing CRM work in the Northeastern United States.
Regina is a legislative correspondent in the United States Senate working to advance policy on matters related to the judiciary, criminal justice, gun violence prevention, ethics, and election reform.
The nation's capital is overflowing with resources for anthropology students, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of the American Indian, and many others within a 10-minute Metro ride from campus.