Welcome to Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of human origins and evolution, present conditions of human life, and future prospects. It considers human beings as biological and social entities, and seeks to explain both diversities and commonalities of peoples and cultures.

Undergraduates get an overview of human life while being introduced to a variety of skills and practical research methods.

Our minor program provides an introduction to the field with courses such as Culture and the Human Experience and Issues in Human Evolution.

Finally, our Master's program offers a breadth of opportunities with three different opportunities for specialization.  Our program has the unique benefit of automatically offering discounted tuition to students from 14 Western states. It also features a mentorship program that pairs students with alumni who have been successful in students’ chosen fields.

Duane Quiatt Memoriam

Duane QuiattDuane passed away at his home in Boulder Colorado on June 13, 2021 at the age of 92. He was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver where had been faculty since 1969. Duane led a rich life, always surrounded by students and colleagues of many diverse academic interests and backgrounds. He easily made friends wherever he went around the world. Read More