Student Opportunities

In addition to the major, and minor, anthropology offers many resources for students to fulfill their Miami Plan requirements, pursue independent research, study abroad or away, or pursue internships.

Thematic Sequences

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Anthropology offers a number of thematic sequences with flexible options to help them fit your interests and schedule.


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Anthropology capstones will challenge you and fascinate you.

Study Abroad

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Whether you take trips led by faculty, travel to field schools, or study at colleges or universities overseas, the Anthropology Department strongly supports study abroad and study away.


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Students with excellent academic records who have conducted faculty supervised research are eligible for Departmental Honors.

Independent Study

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Want to study a topic more deeply? Want to conduct original research? Independent study courses allow you the freedom to follow your interest.


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What can you learn through work? Anthropology offers many internship opportunities.