Anthropology is the study of the biology, society, and culture of humans and their nearest biological relatives, past and present. Anthropologists focus on the nature and history of the human condition in all times and in all places, addressing a wide range of evolutionary and behavioral issues of interest to the social and biological sciences.
The Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University is a leader in providing high quality programs, transforming education through its STEM learning and research orientation. Nationally, the department ranks 4th in its degree programs generally; its Ph.D. program ranks 5th. We offer a wide range of educational and research opportunities through classroom, laboratory, and distance learning, field work in a range of settings globally, and other activities in biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. Our scientific focus emphasizes evolution, ecology, diet, adaptation, and health in past and living societies.