What Makes Us Human

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. Anthropologists draw upon the social sciences and humanities, as well as the biological and physical sciences, to understand the complexity of cultures through all of human history. Anthropologists study a breadth of topics, such as how humans lived in the past, biological and genetic makeup, human evolution and our non-human primate relatives, and the people living today and what their culture means to them or how society shapes their life.

Anthropology graduates work directly with communities on a wide range of topics including religious views, health concerns, and social justice issues. Our graduates also find careers in museums and in cultural resources management with federal agencies like the National Park Service or the BLM, private sector environmental consulting firms, or continue to graduate school.

Anthropology Tracks

Native American Studies – Minor

Builds competency for students seeking cross-cultural experience in careers involving social justice, environmental policy, traditional knowledge, and cultural preservation among contemporary Native American communities.

Program Highlights

Museum Week at Logan Campus

In honor of Top of Utah Museum Week, which will take place Sept. 13-18, all USU main campus and USU Eastern museums, as well as the Cache Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum, will offer free admission and special programming to patrons.

"Bringing War Home"

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded two Utah State University CHaSS faculty members $99,891 for a two-year, community-facing project.

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Anthropology Club

The mission of the USUSA Anthropology Club is to promote anthropological learning and interest among USU students in a way that fosters community, scholarship, and service.

Anthropology Field School

Learn about the Anthropology Field School and how to access this resource offered to students within the anthropology program at Utah State University.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.