The anthropology program has as its overall objective the holistic understanding of human behavior
culturally, socially, psychologically and physically. The focus is on the comparative
analysis of social and cultural processes in various human populations.
The program provides the basis on which people in a wide variety of human-contact fields can understand and function more effectively in different cultural settings and with people from other cultural backgrounds. It is also meant to develop a broader theoretical and substantive appreciation of the range of human behavior. The program is designed to provide a cross-cultural perspective to students in other programs or to supplement a concentration in another field, such as social science, international business, education, nursing or liberal studies.