Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To
understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of
human history, anthropology draws from and builds upon knowledge
from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. It is
the only discipline that examines and attempts to understand
humankind as a whole.
The Department of Anthropology encourages students at the
undergraduate and graduate levels to be active participants in
their education. Most undergraduate courses in the major are taught
by faculty in smaller-sized classes, allowing students to make
meaningful connections and develop collaborations with faculty to
enhance their learning experience. Graduate students benefit from
supportive faculty mentorship as they develop intellectually and
professionally as researchers and teachers.
The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.