Anthropology is the only academic discipline that studies the complete human experience; past, present, and future. Success in the 21st century requires an understanding of cultural diversity and evolutionary foundations of human behavior and biology within an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.
Anthropology is especially well suited to provide this perspective through its holistic approach to understanding humanity across time and space.
The UNLV Department of Anthropology is committed to academic research and scholarship, the public interest, and graduate and undergraduate education in pursuit of this goal. With a comprehensive and well-integrated curriculum, we are committed to teaching and training students in a way that balances methodological and theoretical approaches in anthropology. Our department also significantly contributes to the mission of the university by offering courses and research programs that are relevant both locally and globally and by providing an understanding of our shared humanity while acknowledging the remarkable diversity of human cultures around the world.