Anthropology Major

Are you fascinated by the diversity of the human experience and its effect on modern science and society?

At a glance

The Anthropology major will prepare you to analyze and interpret the human condition. You will learn about the diversity of humanity from a broad, holistic perspective, or specialize in a particular subfield. You’ll come out with skills that can apply to nearly any career path, including writing, critical thinking, and understanding how theory, methods, and data intersect. Additionally, you’ll have chances to attend CSU’s summer field schools, where you’ll do archaeological digs and fossil prospecting alongside researchers and professors.  

Degree typeBachelor of Arts
FormatOn campus and online
Part ofCollege of Liberal Arts
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?No
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.


You’ll focus on culture and humanity throughout the Americas, including prehistoric and historic archaeology. 

Biological Anthropology

You’ll interact with both the physical and natural sciences, including biology, anatomy, genetics, chemistry, biometry, or endocrinology as well as the social sciences. 

Cultural Anthropology

You’ll focus on contemporary experiences of culturally distinct communities encountering a rapidly globalizing political economy. 

Some Career Options

Anthropology provides you with a broad academic background suitable for a variety of jobs in the public and private sectors. You’ll be trained to think independently and critically, communicate effectively, and function in a multicultural world, while focusing on the human condition throughout history. Careers for graduates are available in international development, health care, education, business, natural resource management, and government.

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Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

For additional opportunities, please reach out to:

College of Liberal Arts recruiter at or (970) 821-5276 (Text friendly. Please include your/the student’s full name in the message.)

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