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

Anthropology research awarded NSF funding

The NSF has funded a study to understand how behavioral changes affect health outcomes. Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, François Dengah, will conduct a three-year project looking at the impact of gender roles and family life on an individual...

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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.