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Study Abroad in many countries around the world, including Australia, Ireland UK, Germany, France, Iceland and China


Conduct anthropological research with professor experts in medical, linguistic and forensic anthropology.


Contribute to campus history with Dig UNI -- sometimes you have to dig to uncover the remnants of the past.

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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
​Bartlett 1126
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Phone: 319-273-2786

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Why Anthropology?

Find your path.

Majoring in anthropology allows you to explore the depths of human history while learning to critically think, analyze, examine and execute a variety of information. And the courses are fun, too. Here are a few of the courses you'll get to take as an anthropology major: 

  • Religion, Magic and Witchcraft 
  • Language and Culture
  • Physical Anthropology: History and Theory
  • Psychological Anthropology
  • Human Biological Variation 
  • Culture, Disease, and Healing
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Grow your future

Career options for anthropology majors can include direct use of their training, such as in the academic arena, but also more indirect arenas like museums, government, in the private sector, business and social services: 

  • Field archeologist
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Law
  • Librarian/Museum
  • Corporate Research
  • Corrections/Law Enforcement
  • Educator
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Go Beyond

Internships, research, clubs, study abroad opportunities and an on-campus historical excavation. Anthropology offers plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience to further broaden your education.

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