An array of human bones artfully arragned on a table

Academics

The Department of Anthropology offers a range of academic opportunities.

By itself, the anthropology major offers students an opportunity to study one of the most fundamental questions: “What does it mean to be human” from an array of perspectives that span the biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. With its holistic approach, and emphasis on research skills, anthropology can provide a solid basis for professional careers, careers in business, or graduate education.

Anthropology is one of the best second majors or co-majors for a global world, according to a recent USA Today story. Anthropology’s flexible curriculum makes it easy to pair it with other majors and co-majors, from business to journalism to sustainability to zoology.

The Anthropology Department also offers a minor and three Thematic Sequences to fulfill your Global Miami Plan requirements.