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What makes humans human? Anthropologists seek answers to this question by considering four fields of study: human society and culture, linguistics, archaeology and biological anthropology. At UC Davis, anthropologists working in each of these fields are making important contributions toward our understanding of what it means to be human. Whether through the reconstruction of ancient societies from archaeological evidence or the analysis of diverse language patterns, anthropology bridges social and natural science to provide a fascinating perspective on humanity's origins and current condition.
UC Davis anthropology majors have gone on to succeed in areas as diverse as medicine, education, museum work and practicing anthropology. The major is excellent preparation for graduate or professional school in any area of the social and natural sciences; if you're interested in entering medical or dental school, you may wish to consider the Bachelor of Science program of study.
As an anthropology major, you will choose one of two tracks of study: the Bachelor of Science program, providing a thorough grounding in natural science and a focus on human origins and biological anthropology; or the Bachelor of Arts program, focusing primarily on the cultural aspects of humanity such as ethnography and linguistics. If you choose to focus on archaeology, you will consult with an adviser to determine which track of study will best meet your specific goals. Either track will require you to complete initial sequences of courses in anthropology and other social sciences; you will then have wide latitude to select courses of personal interest to you.
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