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At its core, anthropology is the study of human cultures. In the cultural anthropology program, Webster students study those cultures and how they have employed a variety of methods to deal with the complexities of social life, social order, and social change throughout history.

Webster University's cultural anthropology program helps students develop a multicultural understanding of the human experience, as well as the analytical skills necessary for critically evaluating the diversity of human belief systems. The curriculum provides students with an international approach to global issues both historical and current.

Points of Distinction

  • Curriculum is engaged with emerging trends in the discipline, including medical anthropology, urban anthropology, critical race theory, human rights and humanitarianism, and environmental anthropology.
  • Expert faculty specialize in a range of cultures from around the world, including Asia, Middle East/North Africa, the United States, and North American Indians.
  • Students have numerous opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research projects.

Careers in Anthropology

Anthropology graduates pursue a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities, from law school or governmental professions to sociological research and cultural anthropology careers. Many students pursue careers in teaching, social service, museums, historical societies, nonprofit organizational settings or corporations.

Cultural Anthropology Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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