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Program Advisor: Dr. Richard Bordner

Anthropology is within the Behavioral Science program. While a separate major is not offered in anthropology, the B.S. degree in Behavioral Science is strongly grounded with Anthropology course offerings.


Anthropology as a synthesizing discipline examines the lifestyles, values, and world view of other peoples, including topics such as ethnic identity in varied cultural settings and cultural change in past and contemporary cultures. All of the anthropology courses address one or more of the following goals of the Behavioral Science program: 

  1. The scientific method and its application in the field of anthropology and sociology

  2. The diversity of peoples and cultures—other ways of seeing and understanding the world

  3. How social forces shape our individual perception and behavior

  4. The relationship between self-examination and the nature of the group and of group dynamics.