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  • Social Sciences

Anthropology Major & Minor

Anthropology is the only discipline that can access evidence about the entire human experience on this planet. 

- Michael Brian Schiffer

Anthropology graduates have the knowledge to understand the complexities of human behavior in the past and present and the practical skills to conduct rigorous research into the environmental and social forces that influence human cultural development across the globe.

Through courses in the subfields of sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and biological anthropology, students are exposed to multiple perspectives for solving theoretical and practical issues.

Southwest Archeology Trip






Emily Steinmetz

Chair of Anthropology & Archaeology; Associate Professor of Anthropology; Co-Director, Cromwell Center for Teaching and Learning

Choose Your own way!

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology celebrates the diversity of cultural experiences and pathways – from Archeology to ethnomusicology! Anthropology majors at Washington College develop an individualized program that sets them up for success as they work towards a BA. Learn about some of the ways you can work your way through a Anthropology major, minor, or just participate in the department.  See the presentation for information on what you can do with an anthropology degree and visit our department page for more information about opportunities!