In the Department of Anthropology, you will study the full range of the human experience, from human origins and early cultures to traditional and modern societies. While anthropology studies human behavior and cultural patterns around the world, it is also concerned with preserving cultural diversity and improving the lives of peoples who live in today’s changing world.
When you major in Anthropology, your core classes will introduce you to archaeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology. Advanced courses offered in archaeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology include North American Archaeology, Old World Prehistory, Medical Anthropology, Human Growth and Development, Ecological Anthropology and Family, Marriage, and Kinship. New courses allow students to learn about how digital tools, so familiar to many students, can be used to address pressing needs in cultural heritage in particular and anthropology in general.
Beyond coursework, we offer unique student experiences in the real world. Our students have conducted fieldwork in the Great Plains, Europe and Africa. They have interned with local museums, the Indian Center, the National Park Service Midwest Archeological Center and the Nebraska State Historical Society. And we are currently developing exciting opportunities in forensic anthropology.