Anthropology is a vital and growing field, with steadily more undergraduate anthropology majors and predictions of 21% job growth in anthropology from 2010-2020, faster than average. Anthropology investigates human origins and what it means to be human. For more, see What is Anthropology?
The Hartwick College anthropology program delivers a unique undergraduate experience. Read more--and apply now!
- Pure Anthropology. Anthropology courses at Hartwick are taught by professors with doctoral training in anthropology. Every required course for an anthropology major or minor is a real anthropology course. Unlike other small colleges, you won't have to worry about getting anthropology from someone untrained in anthropology or not having enough courses to complete your major. You get pure anthropology, not a combined program. For more information, see the Anthropology Major & Minor requirements and Anthropology Courses.
- Engaged Professors. At Hartwick, undergraduates get full professor attention. Each anthropology professor has an active research and publishing program and continues anthropological fieldwork, but unlike research universities, you won't have to compete for time with graduate students. See our Award-Winning Professors.
- Resources. Hartwick is a great place to do anthropology. The department is conveniently located in Yager Hall, the heart of Hartwick campus life, and is just steps away from the Library and the Yager Museum of Art & Culture. You'll get to use our own anthropology research lab. You can do archaeology at a Pine Lake Summer Field School and interact with anthropology majors from SUNY-Oneonta. With two thriving anthropology departments in the same town, Oneonta has one of the highest per capita populations of anthropologists in the world! See Resources and Opportunities.
- Study Abroad. As good as it is at Hartwick, one of the reasons you study anthropology is to see other places. Anthropology faculty run successful J-Term experiences, and because faculty have active fieldwork research agendas, you can take advantage of unique Hartwick College study-scholarship opportunities. Since many anthropologists got their start from semester or year-long study abroad, you can find a suitable program for immersion in another society. See Off-Campus Study for more information.
- Clubs and Connections. You'll meet lots of anthropology people from your classes and in the anthropology lab, and you can also join the Anthropology Club to enhance your experience. In 2011, the Anthropology Club was voted best student organization by Student Senate, and has attended annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Montreal. Doing anthropology at Hartwick means connecting to life-long learning and exploration--please join us on our Hartwick Anthropology Facebook page. For more, see Clubs and Connections.
Contact: Interim Department Chair, Jason Antrosio: 607-431-4987
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