What is anthropology?

Anthropologists ask the central question, “What does it mean to be human?”


Anthropology is a 4-field discipline that engages in the study of:



Our faculty are researching diverse topics, such as 10,000 year old farming communities in Jordan, forensic nursing clinics in Baltimore, bones excavated from a turn-of-the-century pauper’s cemetery in Milwaukee, and dispute resolution and mediation in Africa.


In addition, a number of our courses incorporate hands-on experience through lab classes, service learning opportunities, and fieldwork. Students can also seek internship placements in anthropology through our department program.



Students graduating with a major in Anthropology will be able to:


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Contact the Department of
Social and Cultural Sciences

Lalumiere Language Hall, Room 340
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-6838 | Fax: (414) 288-6444