Anthropology focuses on the cultural, social, and biological diversity of human groups in the present, historic, and prehistoric past. This great diversity is examined through the study of patterns of culture, social behavior, language structure, archaeological artifacts, and evolution.
The objective of the anthropology and archaeology major is to prepare students for careers in business and industry, government, and human service. Additionally, the major is appropriate preparation for graduate study in anthropology or other social sciences.
The objective of the minor in anthropology and archaeology is to acquaint the student with the discipline and to survey the techniques of research used in physical anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, and social cultural anthropology. Research methods, critical thinking, oral and written communication are emphasized. The minor is intended to enhance career possibilities.
Current Longwood students with a GPA below 2.00 will not be accepted as Anthropology and Archaeology majors. Students may reapply after their GPA has increased to 2.00.