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The department offers undergraduate majors for a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Evolutionary Anthropology: minors are offered in Medical Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Anthropology (with tracks in Sociocultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaeological Anthropology).
All anthropology faculty members are available for informal discussion with students during scheduled office hours (check the Department office for times).
Department advisors are available to explain program objectives and requirements and to help with the planning of your program.
Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Department of Anthropology should contact the undergraduate advisor with any questions.
Appointments are scheduled in the Department office or online at: www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro/undergraduates/advising
The UM Training Program in Archaeology provides students with a unique opportunity to participate in original field research. Students receive training in basic methods of archaeological survey, excavation, artifact recording and analysis, while participating in ongoing research in the area chosen by the course director.
This museum is a separate university unit administered by the Director of Museums. All members of the curatorial staff of the museum offer instruction and hold academic titles in the Anthropology Department.
The Museums Library contains publications related especially to natural history and systematics. The anthropology section is housed in the Museum of Anthropology (on the fourth floor). Other sections of interest to anthropology students include a Mammalogy Library on living primates and a Paleontology Library containing works on fossil primates. These are housed on the second floor of the A.G. Ruthven Museum.
The Mischa Titiev Library, established in 1976, has an extensive collection of materials in all the subdisciplines for both reference and circulation. In addition, the Library has audio-visual equipment for anthropological research.
The Anthropology Club is a group of anthropology concentrators who meet on a regular basis for a variety of activities. Some of the possible events are: informal talks with faculty members, movies, and field trips. It is organized by the students with the aid of the general anthropology advisor.
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