Anthropology is an academic discipline that operates at the crossroads of the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities to examine the diversity of human experience across culture and time.
Anthropologists in the department study everything from human evolution to pre-history to life in a globalizing world. Because of this breadth of focus, anthropology is highly relevant to understanding and living in a rapidly changing world.
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno is home to an active community of scholars including specialists in archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and biological anthropology. We offer a wide range of courses in each of these sub-disciplines and many research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. The department offers bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees. Students have opportunities for training in a variety of laboratories and research programs.
The department takes a four-field approach to understand humans and emphasizes collaborative research that cross-cuts sub-fields.