Undergraduate Evolutionary Anthropology

We offer Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees. You can pursue a concentration in either Anatomy and Paleoanthropology or Behavior, Ecology and Cognition, or mix and match courses from different areas of interests within the discipline of evolutionary anthropology. You can also pursue a Comprehensive Science Teaching License, offered in collaboration with Duke's Education Program. Non-majors can pursue a minor in evolutionary anthropology.

Our Program Goals

  1. In Evolutionary Anthropology we aim to empower students with knowledge of our species’ place in nature, including a solid understanding of evolutionary processes and how they have shaped the history of the human lineage.
  2. We seek to train students to be critical thinkers (an important skill in a discipline where the base knowledge changes with every new fossil discovery), independent learners and collaborative problem solvers. 
  3. We seek to develop life-long learners who can apply the techniques and knowledge of evolutionary anthropology to the ever-changing landscape of evolutionary theory, human evolution and the broader scope of the natural sciences.

Where Our Students Go

Students graduating with a degree in Evolutionary Anthropology will be well prepared to pursue careers in the sciences (including advanced degrees in anthropology, psychology, biology and conservation), health professions (including medicine, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physicians assistant and nursing), advocates for science and evolution in the schools, or other natural science related fields. Read more about the career and advanced education plans our students had at graduation.