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Prof. Cheryl Knott and undergraduate students examine a recently deceased orangutan to better understand their life history

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The Department of Anthropology encourages students to explore the evolutionary development and appreciate the cultural diversity of human life. With our four-field approach to the discipline, we offer a number of majors and minors to suit our students’ interests.

Our faculty also promote a dynamic learning experience for all students through introductory lectures, as well as advanced-level seminars. For this reason, in addition to learning aboutĀ  “everything human”, students in our department hone a range of practical skills, such as critical and comparative thinking, hands-on lab and field research, project design and management, and cross-cultural understanding.

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The department is not involved in the undergraduate admissions process. Students interested in applying to Boston University should seek assistance from theĀ BU Admissions Office.

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