Dec 03, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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About the Department

Anthropology is the study of past and present peoples. Among the social sciences, anthropology is distinguished by its comparative approach to peoples and cultures. As a major in a liberal arts curriculum, it provides students with basic and advanced training in all four branches of the discipline: cultural anthropology (ethnology), archaeology, biological anthropology and anthropological linguistics. Major and minor programs are designed to prepare students for postgraduate activities, which include graduate studies, research and policy-related work. Students are also prepared for careers in teaching, social work and employment in museums, government and industry, both domestic and overseas. Many use anthropology as a prelaw or premedical degree. Hunter College also offers a master of arts degree in anthropology; a doctoral degree in anthropology is offered by The City University of New York, of which Hunter is a senior college member.

Programs and Courses

 Programs and Courses in Anthropology 

Administration and Faculty

Department Office:

722 North
(212) 772-5410
Web site:


Ida Susser
721 North
(212) 772-4866


Anthropology Faculty 

HEGIS Code: 2202

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