Anthropology and Geography, Bachelor of Science

Anthropology and Geography is a global and environmental studies program. It is for internationally minded students who are interested in people, culture, and the environment. We apply science and technology to address today’s most important social, global, and environmental issues, domestically and abroad.

Anthropology and Geography majors choose a concentration in Global Studies and International Development, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, or Human Ecology. This highly flexible program also allows students to design their own concentration to meet their individual career needs.

The Anthropology and Geography major also trains students in cutting-edge technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS), satellite remote sensing, GPS, and quantitative analysis. These technologies are in high demand in industry, government, and non-profit organizations.

As a means of developing relevant job skills and applying Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing motto, majors are also required to complete an internship or a study abroad program. Students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the field.

The Anthropology and Geography program has a “Learn by Doing Fund”. Grants are awarded to students to support research, participation in professional conferences, community engagement, and travel for educationally related activities.

For more information about learning objectives, degree requirements and curriculum, major courses and electives, concentrations and GE requirements, please see the Cal Poly Catalog website.


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About Anthropology/Geography at Cal Poly

A visual depiction of Anthropology and Geography at Cal Poly by alumnus Charles Dunlap (Anthropology and Geography, '18).

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