Anthropology is, by its very nature, an interdisciplinary field, so we are pleased that students have the option of enrolling in dual-title graduate programs in Demography, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment (HNDRE), and Bioethics. The last – Bioethics, added in 2011 – is the newest addition to these dual-title programs.
M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology and Demography
The Demography interdisciplinary program is designed to give students in-depth knowledge of the demographic dimensions of anthropological research, including studies of present populations as well as those of the distant past.
M.A. and Ph.D. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment (HDNRE)
The HDNRE program, which involves four colleges including the Liberal Arts, is oriented toward research that furthers our understanding of the human use of natural resources, a pressing concern for all of us in the twenty-first century. Topics of special concern for anthropologists are the (very) long-term impact of humans on natural settings, and the ways people have adapted to those changes in their surroundings.
Ph.D. in Anthropology and Bioethics
The Bioethics program provides anthropology students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge of the social and ethical implications of their research. This combination – solid research experience and an intimate knowledge of the ethical dimensions of that work – is increasingly important in the workplace, and broadens the possibilities of employment beyond traditional anthropology positions.
Ph.D. in Anthropology and Climate Science
Climate Science is a field devoted to the study of the Earth’s climate in the past, present and future. The effects of human (anthropogenic) and natural forcing, and their interactions, on climate and society is of great interest as the Earth enters the Anthropocene where human activity has become a dominant influence on our global environment. This program provides Anthropology graduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct original climate science research, produce climate science-related scholarship, and fully engage climate science issues within and beyond the field of anthropology.