Protect the Past

Faculty and students of CHaSS’s anthropology program are dedicated to preserving the history of Utah by conserving the archaeological records left by the peoples that came before us. Unfortunately, according to studies conducted by Utah Division of State History, nearly one-third of all archeological sites have been damaged during the modern day. 

As part of a statewide initiative to bring awareness to the regular vandalism of Utah’s archaeological sites, Governor Spencer Cox has announced the "Protect the Past" pledge. The program encourages pledgers to learn about proper etiquette before visiting these important archaeological sites to help prevent defacement and encourage preservation for future generations. Our faculty and students live this pledge every day, and we encourage you to do the same and help us keep Utah’s history accessible for years to come.

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.