Department of Anthropology

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Graduate Studies
Master of Arts in Anthropology

Undergraduate Majors
Social Sciences Concentration
Natural Sciences Concentration

Undergraduate Minors
Forensic Anthropology
Global Public Health Studies    
Socio-cultural Anthropology 


What is anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human: from the study of culture and social relations, to human biology and evolution, to languages, to music and art, and to vestiges of human habitation.  It considers such fascinating questions as how peoples' behavior changes over time, how people move about the world, why and how people from distant parts of the world and dissimilar cultures are different and the same, how the human species has evolved over millions of years, and how individuals understand and operate successfully in distinct cultural settings. 

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Letters from the field


Several UofL Anthropology majors and graduates have shared their fieldwork experience and research interests with us. Our interactive map takes you around the world learn from their experiences as UofL Anthropology students.

See our students in action!

Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology

This year, five members of our Department participated in the Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, in Santé Fe, New Mexico.  As well as enjoying green chili and blue corn delicacies, they had a fine time talking research, learning about new projects, and sharing their own work. READ MORE...

Department of Anthropology

University of Louisville

Lutz Hall Room 228

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

No holiday hours


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fax (502) 852-4560

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