Department of Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of being human both culturally and biologically — both in the past and present. USD's Department of Anthropology demonstrates these objectives holistically by focusing on the concept of culture and human biology.
Why Choose Anthropology at USD?
Understand the cultural and biological factors that affect humankind with comprehensive experience in the liberal arts, backed with fieldwork and/or research experience at USD and abroad.
Prepare for a Meaningful Career
Excellent preparation for careers and graduate school in international business, resource management, environmental concerns, teaching, educational administration, public service and archaeology.
Create Close, Long-lasting Relationships
Work closely with faculty and fellow students on publishing research, advanced projects, and through the Anthropology Club.
Build Solid Communication Skills
Students present their own research at Creative Collaborations to gain valuable experience for their career and their first resume.
Research Experience and Fieldwork
Local and global fieldwork opportunities provide students hands-on, real-world experiences that allow them to research and apply what they have learned in the classroom.