Welcome to the Department of Anthropology

The Anthropology program at SF State prepares students for success in graduate programs as well as for leadership positions in the nonprofit sector, the private sector and government. Our graduates have gone on to become teachers, researchers, film producers, policy advocates, attorneys, museum professionals and university professors. Courses at the B.A. and M.A. level provide opportunities to engage real-world problems and develop real-world skills.

The study of human diversity lies at the core of the Department of Anthropology.



Why Study Anthropology at San Francisco State University?

We offer and B.A. and an M.A. in Anthropology with special expertise in Bioarchaeology, Medical Anthropology, Political Archaeology and Visual Anthropology (including Ethnographic Film-making and the Study of Ancient and Prehistoric Art).  We also offer a Blended B.A./M.A. Program, a Minor and a Certificate.  View our Programs section for more information.

Our faculty team is made up of distinguished leaders who are focused on student success through their instruction and through their advising.

Our alumni go on to have many successful careers, which you can learn more about in our Alumni section. 

We also have a great Anthropology Student Association, a student-run social and networking organization with an eclectic range of interests and activities. 

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