Overview

Understand the complexity of cultures across all of human history. Immerse yourself in patterns of behavior and cultural studies with an anthropology major, and learn and use skills and tools from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences.

Fast Facts
  • More than 45% of anthropology students study abroad
  • Access to the Geographical Information Systems lab and an archaeological lab with replica human remains and artifacts
  • Electronic classrooms sharpen data and analytic skills
  • Strong internship and research opportunities
Students performing a cultural dance

 


What You'll Study

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Faculty

Lifelong Impact

Through rigorous curricula, distinguished faculty help anthropology students learn how their individual lives shape and are shaped by the social contexts in which they live.

Jennifer P. Mathews
Jennifer P. Mathews, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Professor
Christine Drennon
Christine Drennon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Benjamin Sosnaud
Benjamin Fu-Sosnaud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sarah Beth Kaufman
Sarah Beth Kaufman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Meredith McGuire, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Alfred Montoya
Alfred Montoya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Tahir H. Naqvi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Living in the Field

Scholarships

Students can apply for a number of scholarships and grants that involve community-based research activity or community service projects.

Honors Programs

Lambda Alpha is the the national honor society of anthropology and recognizes students with superior achievement and exceptional performance.

Research & Internships

Students gain invaluable skills with the opportunity to conduct research independently, with faculty members, or with community partners.

 

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to push outside of their comfort zones when studying abroad.

Student Organizations

The Anthropology Society is comprised of individuals interested in archaeology, biological/physical, linguistics, and cultural anthropology.

Student Awards

The Margaret Mead Award celebrates the tradition of bringing anthropology to bear on wider social and cultural issues.

Lectures and Events

The Anthropology program hosts frequent visits and talks from prominent scientists and scholars from across the United States and abroad.

Service-Learning

San Antonio presents a multitude of opportunities for working with museums and archaeological labs.


When You Graduate

Shape Society

Tigers apply their knowledge of human behavior and culture in a variety of settings including public health, government policy, social justice, non-profit organizations, museum settings, and archaeology.

Careers 

Trinity creates anthropologists who do more than investigate social patterns: they apply their strong research skills to find creative solutions to modern problems across all career fields.

Graduates are especially valued for their technical abilities, such as conducting ethnographic interviews, surveys, delving into social statistics, and using GIS.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Cultural studies
  • Ethnic studies
  • Medical school​​​​​​
  • Public health 
  • Sustainable development

Career Areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Folklore
  • Forensics
  • Law Centers
  • Linguistics
  • Museum Studies
  • Nonprofits
  • Primatology
  • Public Health

    Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

    • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
    • University Health System
    • University of Houston
    • USAA

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