About Anthropology at GW

What Is Anthropology?

Why Major in Anthropology?

Anthropology is an intellectually exciting discipline.  Students deal with all aspects of human behavior – social and biological, past and present – a broad focus well suited to today’s globally integrated world. They also acquire a range of skills with broad applicability throughout life. These include formulating and testing hypotheses, gathering extensive bodies of data, and analyzing these data in the light of theoretical models.

We have major programs in AnthropologyBiological Anthropology, and Archaeology, as well as several minor programs. For more, visit Undergraduate Programs.

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.  ― Ruth Benedict

How Anthropology Relates to Other Disciplines

How Anthropology Relates to Other Professions

Our Particular Mission

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