Exploring the Human Experience

Anthropology is the study of all that makes us human. It is a very broad field that uses methods and approaches from four sub-fields: archeology, biology, culture, and linguistics. By exploring and comparing all aspects of human life, we make diversity visible.

Through anthropology, we discover the impact of historical moments and social context. We learn that things are not the way they always have been—and that they will be different in the future!

Each opportunity at the University of Michigan-Flint will help you develop critical thinking, analytical skills, and anthropological habits of mind. You will learn the value of working with others and working ethically and effectively with those you study. We hope to enrich your life and provide tools to advance your personal and professional goals. All while fostering the collaborative ethic that is at the heart of anthropology.

Studying anthropology will initiate you into a broad conversation about being human—a conversation that explores the most important social and political questions of our day.

Join us and consider the varied possibilities of being human!

Two students in an anthropology class at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Two students in an anthropology class at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology Degree Program

Catalog Description
Earning a degree in Anthropology prepares students for rewarding careers in a wide variety of fields domestically and internationally, for postgraduate studies, and many other rewarding activities. Learn more about the curriculum of this academic program.

Learn more about the Honors track offered by this degree program.


Elena Sobrino

Elena Sobrino
Anthropology 2015

Elena is a PhD candidate at MIT in the History, Anthropology, Science, Technology, and Society program. When asked about her experience with the SACJ department at UM-Flint, Elena said, “I value the teaching, expertise, and mentorship of the department’s faculty the most. Being in smaller classes, and having direct access to faculty, makes such a difference in learning course material and finding ways to develop your own interests and projects alongside structured courses and research.”

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