Welcome to the Anthropology Department, where we study what it means to be human. We ask how we all came to be who we are over millennia of evolution and change. We also explore today's world, how local influences shape regional, national and global cultures, and in turn, how global events and trends affect local experience. That's what you'll learn as an Anthropology major here.
Anthropology at Delaware is committed to undergraduate education. We offer an array of courses and research opportunities in social and cultural anthropology, archaeology and biological anthropology. You will delve into topics such as technology and culture; human nature; gender and race; heritage and tourism; evolution and human health; global and local religion and culture; and humans and the environment, past and present.
Anthropology is broad in scope, and many Anthropology majors create individual programs of study by double-majoring or adding one (or even three) minors. In recent years, students have built curricula with Anthropology and Political Science and International Relations, Art Conservation, Biological Sciences, History, Art History, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Islamic Studies, and Physical Therapy. The possibilities are virtually endless.
Our faculty studies biological and cultural evolution, and modernization and globalization. They are devoted to mentoring you through classwork, independent research, and community scholarship and service. Our department awards support training and research opportunities around the world in the regular academic year and during the summer. Check out our Alumni Profiles to learn about the diverse careers and experiences of UD Anthropology alumni.
Anthropology prepares you not only for a career, but for a rewarding and fulfilling life. It promotes acceptance of our shared humanity across cultural boundaries. It provides an understanding of the origins and value of difference. There's no limit to where you can go with that kind of understanding of our world and its peoples.
The beautiful University of Delaware campus in Newark is perfectly situated between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. in a region with outstanding opportunities for internships and experiential learning.
Come, visit, and join us!
Lu Ann De Cunzo, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair