Anthropology is the holistic study of humankind, across space and time. The discipline is divided into four fields: cultural anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical/biological anthropology, all of which are represented in the department offerings. The emerging field of medical anthropology, a cross-over between cultural and physical, is also well represented in the department as demonstrated by our new interdisciplinary major in Sociomedical Sciences, which is administered by the Department of Anthropology.
The SUNY Geneseo program in Anthropology is designed to provide a broad-based, comprehensive education in both the theoretical and practical aspects of Anthropology. Courses, laboratory experiences, learning experiences inside and outside the classroom setting are designed to serve the professional goals of students and faculty.
The program is designed to make a contribution to the profession of anthropology and to train a new generation of anthropologists to have a positive impact on the world.
Exciting study abroad opportunities within our department are available. Please see our recent trips here (link to slide show coming soon).
The Geneseo Anthropology Department was founded in 1969, and the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology was approved by SUNY in January 1970. We strive to provide students with a broad, yet integrated rigorous education in the discipline with an emphasis on understanding and appreciating human diversity.