The Department of Anthropology deals with human culture and biology, past and present. The subfields of anthropology, such as archaeology, give you the opportunity to deal with excavation and interpretation of material remains left by past or extinct cultures. Physical anthropology allows you to research humans and their ancestors as biological entities. Cultural anthropology lets you study humans as social beings - not just tribal groups living in exotic places.
The B.A. program emphasizes the humanistic elements of anthropology and culture. The B.S. program emphasizes the humanistic and scientific elements in anthropology and culture.
The USD Archaeology Laboratory (ARCHLAB) runs an annual field school to train students in archaeological methods as part of faculty research projects.
A.P.E.S. is dedicated to promoting and enjoying anthropology and archaeology among university students.
Our anthropology program with a strong liberal arts background has prepared our past graduates for work in a number of areas.