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In light of the university Strategic Plan, faculty of the Santa Clara University Anthropology Department are committed to providing our students with a broad and integrated vision of the liberal arts and the discipline of anthropology. This commitment entails understanding the sub-fields of the discipline (archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural) and exploring the significant linkages between these areas of study.
In general, our mission includes:
Since anthropological perspective provides a unique lens for viewing and working with all societies, both our own and those of others, we feel that our students will develop successful strategies for working and living that will be applicable anywhere. Reflecting the vision of the Jesuit education at Santa Clara, our ultimate goal is to educate women and men to be understanding and caring citizens.