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Anthropology, Global Religions and Cultures

Exploring diversity across cultures and societies

Studying the Human Experience

As an anthropology student, you will experience:

▪︎ Archaeological digs ▪︎ Solving cold cases ▪︎ Studying apes and monkeys in the field  ▪︎Interning in an archaeology lab, forensic lab, or ethnography lab ▪︎ Learning how to have hard conversations ▪︎ Engage with your local community through hands on experiences ▪︎ Learning to write transformative policies ▪︎ Be a part of a vibrant community of enthusiastic and highly motivated group of people ▪︎ Be a better human! Be the best you!

But don’t just ask us: US News Report 2022: Anthropologist is a Top 10 Job in Science How to know if this major is right for you?  


Broaden your understanding of humanity

Earn a minor in anthropology or global religions, or earn a certificate in Indigenous Studies or Hmong Studies to broaden the story of the human condition, add a more honest representation of history and our current experience to move towards reconciliation.

UWO anthropology professor and students helping authorities find remains of 1980s murder victim

Under the direction of Associate Professor Jordan Karsten, UWO anthropology students took part in a search for the burial site of Starkie Swenson, who was allegedly murdered Aug. 13, 1983. Learn more on UW Oshkosh Today.

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Once-in-a-lifetime experience’: UWO students spend summer digging into Iron Age history in Slovenia. Read More