Anthropology is the study of humankind across the world today and throughout history.
Anthropologists aim to understand humans in all their rich complexity. They study the total range of human social, cultural, and biological variation and use this knowledge to address contemporary problems and challenges.
St. Mary’s Anthropology Department faculty focus on the history and contemporary dimensions of the Atlantic World, combining wide-ranging faculty expertise with the college’s historic location to undertake research throughout the broader Chesapeake region, including Maryland and Virginia, and in West Africa. Our goal is to provide students with a varied and unique educational experience.
A St. Mary’s anthropology student can expect a rigorous and enriching interdisciplinary curriculum mentored by distinguished faculty active in this field.
Why Study Anthropology?