The department of anthropology has a research-active faculty who work closely with students on a one-on-one basis. Classes are small, graduate students have their own workspaces and the department has a wealth of archaeological and ethnographic collections in its museum.
Anthropology explains the relationships among biology, culture and the environments in which people live. Anthropology addresses problems such as the integration of cultural and ethnic diversity, the conduct of international relations, human rights and the management of environmental and cultural resources. There are three basic options for construction of a master's degree in anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology or museum studies. Each concentration has its own formal course work, independent study and requirements for graduation.