WLC student measuring skull in lab

人类学 Major

Explore humanity as a student of anthropology. How did humans become who we are? What does modern society have in common with the communities our ancient relatives built? As an anthropology major at WLC, you’ll explore these fascinating questions and more.

Through your coursework you’ll learn to harness knowledge from the biological sciences including vertebrate zoology, 植物学, anatomy and physiology, 免疫学, and pathophysiology in order to specialize in one of three reSearch tracks.


The archaeology track includes a comprehensive application of archaeological laboratory methods and field techniques, including excavation, artifact labeling and analysis, and transit survey and cartography. You'll be prepared for graduate school or a career in cultural resource management.

Biological 人类学

The biological anthropology track prepares you for careers in forensic science, 灵长类动物学, and bioarchaeology. 在这个轨道上, you'll develop knowledge and skills in anatomy and physiology, forensic reconstruction and analysis, developmental biology, and analytic chemistry.

Cultural 人类学

Our cultural anthropology track exposes you to a wide range of diverse social and cultural traditions and languages. You'll graduate prepared for careers in cultural consulting and counseling, cultural heritage management, 世界的任务, international development, humanitarian relief, 公共卫生.

Study anthropology in a rigorous, relevant, and respected program

The curriculum presented to anthropology majors follows the guidelines established by the American Anthropological Association (AAA). 课程主题, laboratory exercises, and student reSearch are structured to conform to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of AAA (1983) and the guidelines established by the constitution of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA, 2010), the Register of Professional 考古 (RPA), and the Wisconsin Archaeological Survey (WAS).

另外, all reSearch conducted as part of the study of anthropology at WLC follows the procedural guidelines of the National Science Board (NSB).

Engage in immersive learning and field reSearch opportunities

人类学 students benefit from undergraduate reSearch opportunities alongside expert faculty. You'll engage in hands-on learning in the field. 在过去, our students have created mock archaeological sites complete with stone tools, 骨头碎片, 陶瓷毛屑, and glass trade beads. They then map the site, identify and label artifacts, and develop hypotheses related to past human activity at the site. Students have also conducted archaeological reSearch at Mount Hope Cemetery, produced flaked stone tools known as “flintknapping,” studied phosphorus levels in soil samples, and exami内德 prehistoric crania samples from the Milwaukee Public Museum. Our anthropology majors have also inter内德 in Milwaukee’s many museums and conducted reSearch abroad.

你会 graduate from our anthropology major with knowledge that extends far beyond textbooks, developing the skillsets necessary for success in graduate school or career.

人类学 Advising 资源

Connect with anthropology faculty

内德·法利 人类学 Associate Professor 414.443.8521 内德.farley@tancho.net