Welcome to Anthropology at The University of Montana!

Our Mission

The primary educational mission of the Department of Anthropology is teaching, research, and professional service to impart the critical importance of understanding the human condition and its relevancy to an increasingly diverse world. To accomplish this task, the Department of Anthropology provides a curriculum that will help students understand and appreciate the range of human cultures as well as the significance of biological evolution of the human condition.

Careers in Anthropology

Through our undergraduate and graduate programs, students achieve a broad cross-cultural education and prepare to apply their anthropological knowledge in their chosen career paths. A minor, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in anthropology, with options or specializations available at every level. For undergraduates, the B.A. can include an option in Archaeology, Cultural and Ethnic Diversity, Forensic and Biological Anthropology, Linguistics - or a general degree crafted to the student's interests. Parallel missions to promote the student of human diversity and experience are advanced by the Linguistics Program, which is also housed in the Department.

Sample Occupations

  • Archaeologist
  • Lawyer
  • Professor
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Researcher
  • Cartographer
  • Forensic Technician
  • Museum Curator
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Corporate Anthropologist
  • Interpreter and Translator