About the Department

The Department is a North American leader in terms of its size and the variety of its members’ research interests. The Department is also the only one to cover all 4 sub-disciplines:

  • Archaeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Ethnolinguistics
  • Ethnology

The Department combines European and North American approaches, offering students broad-ranging and specialized programs with a focus on current concerns and debates. Students may follow a more interdisciplinary approach.

Ideally, students already have a basic background in English, biology, geography, mathematics and history.


The Department of Anthropology is:

  • 125 professors and numerous scholars
  • 2600 undergraduate and graduate students
  • 3Over 100 graduates at all 3 levels each year
  • 4 More than 150 courses and seminars