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. 

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Undergraduate Programs

Majors in Anthropology at Catholic University can concentrate in archaeology or socio-cultural anthropology.

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Herzfeld Symposium

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.

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Faculty and Research

Our faculty are engaged in diverse research in areas ranging from ancient art to technology and globalization.

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