Anthropologists are not only observers of the human worlds they study but also participants in them - whether cities or villages, laboratories or rain forests, refugee camps, or colonial archives. Through courses and fieldwork in anthropology, you learn about human affairs not just from a bird's-eye view, but from perspectives gained through immersion in diverse contexts and communities. Through in-depth explorations of key contemporary issues, you address the nexus of nature and culture, past and future, and the local and the global.
Anthropology majors acquire a comprehensive knowledge of anthropology and its key concepts, methods, new approaches, and critical texts.
Our interdisciplinary approach also promotes dialogue with other fields such as history, economics, environmental studies, psychology, urban studies, philosophy, and media studies.
Learn from an international anthropology faculty that has conducted research in Europe, South America, Indonesia, South Asia, China, Japan, Africa, and the United States.
Gain first-hand experience studying and collaborating across cultures through study abroad and exchange programs.
Take foreign language courses to help you navigate national and global cultures.
Connecting to New York City
While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. Our campus location in the heart of Greenwich Village allows anthropology students to engage in fieldwork that examines human life in New York City. There are also opportunities for civic engagement and internships with nearby organizations such as the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, Neighborhood Preservation Center, and Amnesty International.
Education at Eugene Lang College is designed to develop well-rounded and engaged citizens who are thoughtful, articulate, and creative. Anthropology majors go on to pursue advanced studies in anthropology, organizational psychology, and other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities and careers in law, health care, business, social and public service, international and nongovernmental organizations, marketing and market research, museums, and other fields.
If you are planning to pursue graduate studies in anthropology, consider applying to the Bachelor's-Master's program, which enables you to earn graduate credits that will apply to both your Lang degree and a graduate anthropology degree at The New School for Social Research.