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Anthropology is the study of the role culture and power play in the world around us. Sociology and Anthropology majors may choose to concentrate in either Anthropology or Sociology, and non-majors may minor in either discipline.

By studying Anthropology, you will:

  • analyze culture and power
  • develop a holistic perspective
  • study communities and cultures
  • learn how to conduct field research in local communities

Sociology and Anthropology majors will complete 36 credits in courses related to their major, including a three-credit internship, and 120 credits overall.

Anthropology minors will complete 18 credits, consisting of three core courses and three electives.

Student success

Genesis Barrientos
Genesis Barrientos: Outstanding peer health educator

Genesis Barrientos received an Outstanding Student Award from the National BACCHUS Network for her work in peer health education.

Graduate School Placements

  • Harvard Law School
  • MIT
  • UMass Dartmouth
  • Yale University School of Medicine

Career Placements

  • Action for Boston Community
  • Alingsås kommun (Sweden)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Family Service of Greater Boston
  • Fulbright Commission (Brazil)
  • The May Institute
  • The New England Center for Children
  • Southcoast Hospitals Group

Expand your opportunities

3+3 Law degree: If you are thinking about law school, consider UMass Law's accelerated program. Your first year at UMass Law counts as your senior year at UMass Dartmouth.

Anthropology faculty

Margarita Huayhua, PhD
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