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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, art and architecture, and to vestiges of human habitation.

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Undergraduate Minors

Minoring in Anthropology prepares students both for future careers and further study.

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University of Louisville Department of Anthropology undergraduate advising services are available to both approved and intended majors.

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Senior Honors Thesis

The Anthropology Department's Honors Program is for those students who meet eligibility requirements and who wish to graduate with departmental honors by completing a significant independent research project during their final year.

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Apply Online

Application for declaring anthropology major.

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Undergraduate Research Training Program in Molecular Anthropology

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Course Offerings

Current and upcoming courses offered by University of Louisville Department of Anthropology.

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Letters From the Field

Research interests and photos sent in by Uofl Anthropology majors and graduates.

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Anthropological research opportunities for undergraduate students.

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Information for students wanting to gain experience and career skills through an internship.

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Anthropology Student Association

The Anthropology Student Association is a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) designed to make opportunities to experience Anthropology more accessible to students.

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Lambda Alpha Honors Society

The Department of Anthropology hosts the Eta chapter of Kentucky of Lambda Alpha, the National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology.

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Peer Mentor Program

Information on the Department of Anthropology's Peer Mentor Program.

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Hicks Travel Award Applications

The award is given to Anthropology majors who show excellence in the classwork as demonstrated by their GPA, who show promise of continuing their education in Anthropology or a related field, who can explain how the proposed international experience advances their education, and who demonstrate financial need.