“Making the strange familiar. Making the familiar strange.” 

Anthropology studies humanity in all its aspects - from our evolution as a species to our relationship with the material world and our vast variety of social behaviors.

Onondaga Community College offers a wide range of courses covering the discipline's four major subfields:

  • Cultural anthropology 
  • Linguistic anthropology 
  • Physical anthropology 
  • Archaeology 

The anthropology faculty at Onondaga are primarily concerned with teaching anthropology and preparing students to apply the skills they have learned in class to succeed in their career and educational goals. Beyond the classroom, our research interests include: medical anthropology, anthropology of religion, archaeology, and ancient Mesoamerica.
We invite visitors to this site to find out more about us by following the links below to descriptions of our courses, profiles of our faculty, and upcoming events, such as our annual study abroad experience in Mexico and Central America.