Our Anthropology Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Anthropology Program to provide students with a well-rounded education that enhances their knowledge and appreciation of the complexity of human historical, cultural, and biological diversity, and the tools necessary to apply this knowledge in a wide range of professional careers in an interconnected world.

We accomplish our mission by leveraging our faculty’s expertise on past and present coastal societies and collaborating with a number of institutions and agencies including National and State Parks, public schools, and non-profit organizations to offer students opportunities to apply their skills to address important societal issues. Our new archeology, biological anthropology, and oral history laboratories, and university resources such as the Santa Rosa Island Research Station, provide avenues for students to learn and employ theoretical and practical skills, ensuring their success within and outside academia.

CSU Channel Islands offers an undergraduate major and minor in Anthropology. Explore the options below.

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