Anthropology, BA

Central to Uncovering Human Behavior.

CCSU’s BA in Anthropology provides students with a comprehensive, integrated, and interdisciplinary social science background and prepares them for a range of careers. Graduates work in a variety of fields from education to public service, marketing, and international management, to cultural resources management and museum curation.

The department offers minors in cultural anthropology, archaeology, practicing anthropology, and biological anthropology. These programs give students holistic and cross-cultural perspectives that complement many majors and career goals.

Program Features

  • Classes on-campus and in a hybrid format
  • Small class sizes
  • Expert faculty accessible to students
  • Internship and study abroad opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Evelyn Phillips
Geography, Anthropology, & Tourism
Professor, Department Chair
Asian American & Pacific Islander Studies, Minor
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall
Brian Sommers
Professor, Department Chair
Geography, Anthropology, & Tourism
International Studies
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall

Academic Department

Did You Know?

CCSU graduates go on to careers as archaeologists, archivists, conservators, forensic anthropologists, medical anthropologists, nurses, professors, genetic counselors, interpreters, social workers, and many more.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the holistic foundations of the discipline and an appreciation for the interrelated nature of the discipline’s subfields.
  2. Participate in documenting and data-collecting research projects and/or practical anthropological experience.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of at least one world area, spatially or temporally defined.
  4. Present research results in oral and written form.
  5. Use relevant methods of quantitative data collection and statistical analysis.
  6. Use applicable methods of qualitative data collection and analysis.
  7. Understand, identify and articulate cultural and linguistic relativism, as well as the lack of a biological basis for racist or ethnocentric ideologies or expressions.