Anthropology provides a comprehensive picture of the human experience through the study of the interaction between human biology and the environment, ancient and historical societies, and conditions in today’s globalized world.
The Anthropology concentration at UH West Oʻahu has an applied focus with special emphasis on workforce development. Applied Anthropology uses the discipline’s widely recognized cross-cultural knowledge and methods to identify and apply solutions to real life problems. Courses are offered in-class and through distance learning instruction.
Interested students may also pursue UH West Oʻahu’s Certificate in Applied Forensic Anthropology. This certificate program provides a solid foundation in forensic anthropology and an introduction to the wider field of forensic science. When combined with a concentration in Anthropology, the Applied Forensic Anthropology certificate offers students additional career opportunities and an advanced education in forensic anthropology and forensic science.