Anthropology

The Anthropology major seeks to provide a holistic understanding of the diversity of human behavior across time, geography and culture through a distinctly Christian worldview.

What will I study?

  • The central theoretical concepts of anthropology and how to holistically address human problems such as injustice and the effects of globalization on populations around the world.
  • Students are given practical tools, through an emphasis on field research, to actively bridge cultural differences in order to effectively share the good news of the Gospel.
  • A concentration in the area of socio-cultural, linguistic and physical anthropology or archaeology.
  • Training to enter a variety of fields including research in the area of private and public agencies, social welfare, community and rural development, archaeology, refugee and immigrant assistance and further academic study.

Degree Requirements

Interesting classes I might take

  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Social Organization
  • Gender Roles in International Setting
  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Sorcery

What can I do with a degree in Anthropology?

  • Archaeologist
  • Translator
  • Ethnographic researcher
  • Evangelist
  • Anthropological researcher

Why choose Anthropology at Biola?

The core of the program is the five-field emphasis in anthropology. Students will not only gain a firm academic foundation but also the tools necessary to be actively involved in using their anthropological skills to service others. This program provides training for students planning to enter a variety of fields including research in the areas of private and public agencies, social welfare, community and rural development, archaeology, refugee and immigrant assistance for further academic study.

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