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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
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  • Study Level Bachelors

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Anthropology is the study of people in their cultural context and the examination of all aspects of patterned social behavior. The discipline is worldwide in scope and encompasses all aspects of human biological and social life from earliest times to the present. It is a broad, holistic field that seeks to understand human adaptation to natural and social environments. Anthropology includes four subfields: cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology and linguistics. Undergraduates may concentrate their studies in one of these four subfields or pursue a focus in an interdisciplinary track with another major or minor. A Bachelor of Arts is earned in anthropology rather than in any one subfield. An undergraduate major in anthropology provides students with a broad-based liberal arts education and prepares students to work in an increasingly complex world. Anthropology majors learn about different groups of people, their prehistory and their biological and cultural diversity through disciplines that combine social science, natural science and the humanities. Many undergraduate anthropology majors go on to graduate school in the social sciences, while others use anthropology to prepare themselves for professional careers in other disciplines. In a world of increasing globalization and need for effective international relations and understanding, anthropology is a highly relevant liberal arts and sciences major for students interested in pursuing careers in education, government, health, business and law.