Social Sciences


Expand Your Worldview

The Bachelor of Science in Anthropology is all about the study of people: what it means to be human, the origins of cultures, the comparisons of cultures and histories, what historical and environmental factors influence people’s behaviors and worldviews, and how we communicate.

At Michigan Tech, you will globalize your studies of the human experience, learning from faculty who specialize in the cultures and histories of different regions and time periods of the world. Your educational experience will include course work in regional histories and cultures, global change, world peoples and environment, language and culture, human evolution, and archaeology.

Gain a Broad Anthropology Foundation

The anthropology degree will introduce you to the four primary fields of anthropology, while also allowing you to develop a more focused understanding of our department’s specialty areas, archaeology and cultural anthropology. Here's a preview of the fields you will encounter:

Customize Your Degree

The anthropology curriculum is flexible. A number of social sciences electives will allow you to study what you're most passionate about in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, history/sociology, and environment; and general electives will support your interests in other disciplines, such as business, communications, or the arts.

Because our degree provides a strong foundation in the liberal arts, you can expect exposure to broad topics that will expand your horizons in both the social and natural sciences. You will diversify your studies with course work in science and math.

Degree audit forms with a breakdown of required and elective courses can be found here.

Career Pathways

As is common with most areas of the social sciences, professional careers in anthropology normally require a graduate degree. Our degree program introduces students to the primary nature of the discipline and prepares them for future success in graduate school. A bachelor's degree in anthropology also offers a beneficial background for a variety of professional graduate degrees, such as in social work, law, business, and health professions.