Anthropology is the study of human origins and evolution, present conditions of human life, and future prospects. The Anthropology Department offers an undergraduate degree, a graduate degree, as well as a minor. The undergraduate degree provides students with a rich overview of human life as well as a variety of skills and research methods which anthropologists apply in laboratory and field studies of the ecological constraints on human existence, the cultural basis of individual and organizational behavior, and, in general, problems and circumstances relating to the maintenance of healthy, productive human action in the world today. The minor provides an excellent introduction to the field, exposing students to basic concepts of anthropology. The master's program provides an integrative perspective on the human condition and training in objectively assessing cultural patterning and social interaction. For students considering the possibility of doctoral-level work in anthropology, the department has an excellent record in placing students in top-tier graduate programs.