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The Anthropology Department at Queens College aims to give students a knowledge of human origins and development, the varieties of human cultures, and cultural and social complexities of our species. A major in Anthropology provides the necessary preparation for graduate work in the field, as well as valuable background for careers in education, international studies, medicine and allied professions, sociology, and social work, as well as for participation in community organizations. Students wishing to major in anthropology may choose between two tracks: general anthropology and pre-professional anthropology. Students must declare their intention to major in anthropology by requesting a department adviser and by completing their concentration form in consultation with the adviser. Pre-professional majors are especially encouraged to work closely with a faculty adviser. Although course requirements are designed to prevent premature undergraduate overspecialization, there is sufficient flexibility to permit a student toemphasize cultural, biological, or archaeological anthropology. The selection of elective courses in the field of interest (both from within and outside the department) should be done in consultation with a faculty adviser from the respective sub-discipline.



For updated Fall 2017 Anthropology courses and faculty office hours, follow these links: Fall 2017 Courses;
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Larissa Swedell was recently interviewed for "A Story of Us," a podcast developed by the Ohio State University Anthropology Department. To listen to the full interview, click here: Social Behavior and Social Conflict in Hamadryas Baboons

Timothy Pugh received a grant from the National Science Foundation to support his archaeological research in Peten, Guatemala. For more information on this research, click here.

Congratulations to all our 2017 graduating seniors! Check out our recent department awardees and view pictures from the 2017 Department Awards ceremony here.

Thomas Plummer received numerous prestigious grants, including from the Leakey Foundation and Wenner Gren-Foundation, to excavate 2.6 million year-old Oldowan sites in Nyayanga, Kenya. For more information, click here.

QC Anthropology student, Gabriela Zygadlo, who was awarded the "Most Promising Student" award at a department awards ceremony this past spring, has also been awarded the prestigious Brownstein-McDermott scholarship.