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Our Vision

To be a leading Anthropology program in the State of Idaho and the inter-mountain West, known for evolutionary and ecological approaches to the human condition.

Our Mission

Promote student success through excellence in Anthropology.

Our Goals

  • providing students exposure to anthropological methods and theories relevant to solving the major challenges to humanity, including environmental dilemmas, conflict and cooperation, and health;
  • realizing the STEM-related objectives of the university, producing graduates that have skills aligned to workforce needs including lifelong critical learning, data analysis and communication, and an understanding of science as inquiry;
  • emphasizing scientific analyses, including a balance of theory and data;
  • pursuing funded research opportunities, bridging natural and social sciences, participating in interdisciplinary research, realizing integration across units/disciplines, and contributing to liberal education in the university.