Anthropology @ SMU

Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human. The discipline is at the crossroads of science and humanities.

Anthropology has long been one of the strongest programs at SMU.

We help students build their cultural competency, critical thinking, and global skill sets to best prepare them for life after graduation.

Why Study Anthropology at SMU?

The SMU Department of Anthropology prepares students to meet the demand for a scientifically trained and globally minded workforce. It provides research and internship opportunities and diverse coursework taught by faculty experts.

Department Highlights

Upcoming Courses

The department offers a diverse variety of courses from faculty experts.

Archaeological Research Collection

The Archaeology Research Collections includes 3,000 cubic feet of archaeological collections and archives currently housed within the Heroy Science Hall on the SMU campus.


The department is pleased to offer two distinguished lecture series each year, The Fred Wendorf Distinguished Lecture Series in Archaeology and the George and Mary Foster Distinguished Lecture in Cultural Anthropology.

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