Biola anthropology students get the opportunity to help with the excavation of a Columbian mammoth on our campus, and you can visit the site! Request a site visit when you schedule your Biola tour.
The applied anthropology concentration seeks to provide students with the ability to apply anthropological research in the area of solving human problems.
The archaeology concentration provides students with training in archaeological methods and research. Students may take electives in biblical, classical or prehistoric archaeology.
In addition to the pre-established concentrations, students may also have the option to consult with their academic advisor to customize a unique concentration based on career goals.
The linguistic anthropology concentration is designed for students interested in the relationship of language in culture.
The physical anthropology concentration provides students the opportunity to study the variation and adaptation of human biology within its cultural context.
The socio-cultural anthropology concentration provides students with a broad understanding of human behavior through a cross-cultural perspective.
By nature, most of us live with cultural nearsightedness. Anthropology offers a set of “eyeglasses” — giving us a broader understanding and appreciation of the values, languages and behaviors that have defined humans past and present. In Biola’s anthropology program, you’ll receive a scholarly foundation and practical research tools for a wide range of careers that require cultural sensitivity and understanding of human behavior.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s anthropology program offers several key advantages:
Throughout the anthropology program, there will be a focus on research, cultural change, worldview and perceptions, subsystems of cultures and social organization. Some of the topics and course highlights include:
Many career opportunities in community and rural development, education, social welfare and nonprofit and public agencies await future graduates of Biola's anthropology program. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
I have enjoyed having my mind stretched to see that there are numerous amazing cultures around the world and that God delights in and wants to redeem each of them.”