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Degrees Offered

The Department of Anthropology at Drexel is a small, close-knit group, where students get to know their classmates and professors on a personal level. The program offers courses in the four traditional fields of anthropology — cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology — while emphasizing new directions in the field including community organization, digital media and medical anthropology.

Anthropology (BA)

The Department of Anthropology will no longer be accepting new students into the major after the Fall 2018 term. Prospective students are encouraged to explore the minor in Anthropology, which complements a variety of majors at Drexel. A minor can be declared after a student has enrolled at Drexel and completed at least 30 credits.

Drexel's BA in Anthropology provides students with a general introduction to the four subfields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and archaeology. Students gain an exceptional background in theory, methodology and field experience to prepare them for law school, graduate school or careers in museums, educational institutions or community organization. Students broaden their understanding of the diversity of cultures and ways of life through theoretical and specialized courses, while being trained in field techniques and methodological skills.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Anthropology (Minor)

The Minor in Anthropology provides students in other fields with a cross-cultural awareness that will enable them to interact with a variety of people in a wide range of situations. By giving students a respect for and understanding of the basis of cultural variation, the minor facilitates work in international settings.

Learn more about the minor in the course catalog