The UW anthropology major is committed to describing, interpreting, and explaining the historical, biological, and cultural diversity of the human species. Anthropology's unique contribution to the human sciences and humanities is its expansive scope — temporally and spatially — in the study of human beings. It includes the study of human evolution, the archaeological record, language and culture, the relationship between humans and their environment, and cultural modes of being as these differ in time and space. In studying anthropology, students can better understand how to find ways to live together in today's world, respecting cultural diversity while building upon common human values.

Whether you are an anthropology major or just thinking about becoming one, the Anthropology Advising Office is the place to go for information about degree and program requirements, current course offerings, and advice about completing your studies. The advising office is located in Denny Hall rooms 245/247. For more information about the major, please contact Diane Guerra, the Director of Student Services, at, (206) 543-7772 (hours 9-3 Monday through Friday) or Joni Marts, Academic Advisor,, (206) 543-9602. Click here to submit an online request for an appointment. 

There are three informal tracks and three formal options within the undergraduate major  in which students may wish to concentrate their studies.