Academic Programs

The UNLV Department of Anthropology is committed to a holistic approach in exploring human behavior, past and present, through evolutionary, cultural, and biocultural lenses. Our faculty and students conduct research all around the world, including North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Near East, Africa, and Asia. Students have the opportunity to take courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that cut across traditional subfields and focus on our departmental concentrations in food and nutrition; adaptive strategies; childhood and parenting; and sexuality, romance, gender, and identity. Each of these concentrations involves faculty from multiple subfields within Anthropology and engages with faculty in other departments at UNLV.