Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


380 Academic Center
Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026


Jaume Franquesa, Ph.D.

Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Anthropology Overview

Anthropology is the only discipline that combines the biological, historical, and social sciences in a unique study to understand humankind as a whole. The undergraduate program includes the subfields of archaeology, cultural anthropology and biological anthropology. Archaeology is a discipline that employs a multitude of historical and scientific methods to study past societies through physical remains. Cultural anthropology is the study of shared and transmitted beliefs, behaviors and products within human societies. Biological anthropology is the study of the origins and evolution of our own species and our primate relatives. Students declare a specialization in one of these three focus areas when they apply for the major.

Academic Advising 

Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the academic advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services office (275 Park Hall) and from faculty in their program of study. The CAS Student Advisement and Services Office assists undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences to plan their academic trajectory, develop goals and successfully complete their college careers.

Academic Advising Contact Information

College of Arts & Sciences Student Advisement & Services
275 Park Hall, North Campus
North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-4140
Phone: 716-645-6883
Email: cas-advisor@buffalo.edu