A Note Concerning the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak
In keeping with the recommendations of public health authorities, the Anthropology Department will be conducting most of its business electronically until further notice. The department chair (Dr. Peter Siegel), department administrator (Ms. Bonita Kates), and faculty will still be working full-time, and we remain fully committed to meeting the needs of students, prospective students, and the university community. All full-time professors not currently on leave will be holding office hours for at least three hours per week, during which you will be able to reach them via at least one of the following methods: telephone, videoconference, or email.
Please contact the following people depending on your questions:

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the holistic study of human cultures. It deals with our origins; physical and cultural development; biological characteristics; belief systems; social, political, and economic organization; and customs of peoples and cultures. Through the many perspectives of anthropology, the field is linked to psychology, biology, sociology, chemistry, medicine, history, and the earth sciences. Because of its broad and holistic approach to the study of culture, anthropology is unique in comparison to other fields of inquiry.

Careers or Skills Gained

Anthropologists work in laboratories, classrooms, communities, and corporate settings. We work for universities; federal agencies; state, county, and local governments; hospitals; community organizations; non-governmental organizations; environmental groups; heritage management firms; foreign aid organizations; police departments; among others. Majoring in anthropology at Montclair State will prepare you for positions in a wide variety of non-academic jobs or for graduate study leading to a career in university teaching and research.

Careers in Anthropology

Julian Brash talking with Anthropology students at New York City's High Line park.

Our Faculty

As a group, our faculty conduct research and offer courses in all of the four subfields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology.

Meet our Faculty

Contact Us

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