Hands-on experience leads to real-world discoveries.


It’s not simply about excavating lost civilizations; it’s about understanding them and their relationship to our world today.

As a budding anthropologist, you’ll study how people live, how they develop physically and culturally, and how they interact within their own groups and with outsiders. Our B.A. in anthropology program uses a four-field approach — cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology and linguistic anthropology. The combination of the sciences with the humanities will help you to understand the physical, social and cultural factors contributing to the commonalities and differences of historical and contemporary human behavior by employing a methodology developed over the past 150 years.

Digging into the past has always been something that fascinated me. Brooklyn College has given me the tools, literally and figuratively, to achieve this.

Cory Look ’12

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Quick Facts

  • Our students go on digs as close as Prospect Park and as far as Israel and Serbia.
  • Our graduates find employment in education, business, nonprofit and governmental settings that require a background in the diversity of human behavior and lifestyle.
  • Brooklyn College owns 100-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that were discovered in Texas.

Possible Careers

  • Curator at museums or art galleries around the world
  • Archaeologist discovering ancient and lost civilizations from Latin America to New Guinea
  • Researcher studying old civilizations in an effort to understand contemporary society