Undergraduate Program

Program Overview 

Welcome to the vibrant world of Anthropology at the University of Washington! Our mission is to delve into the incredible tapestry of human existence—exploring the historical, biological, and cultural diversity that shapes us as a species. What sets Anthropology apart is its boundless breadth, spanning across time and geography, as we uncover the intricate layers of human life.

Degrees That Expand Horizons

Dive into your passion with a range of degree options tailored to your interests:

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Curious about the distinctions between these degrees? Click here to discover more about the paths available within the realm of Anthropology.

Why Choose Anthropology?

At the heart of Anthropology lies the exploration of humanity itself. We unravel the mysteries of our evolutionary journey, adaptations, ecology, diverse cultures, languages, customs, and social structures. The breadth of our discipline parallels the diverse career paths available to Anthropology graduates.

Endless Career Possibilities

Embark on a limitless career voyage. Anthropology is not a conveyor belt into any one career, but a branching path—Anthropologists thrive across diverse sectors:

  • Cultural Resource Management
  • UX Research
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Academia
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Museum Curation
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Social Justice Initiatives
  • Equity and Diversity Advocacy

For an in-depth look at the multitude of career prospects within Anthropology, explore the opportunities presented by the American Anthropological Association.


Anthropology is an open major, inviting passionate individuals to explore and embrace its rich offerings. Ready to declare your journey? Submit the Major Declaration Form to join our vibrant community of Anthropologists.