Lucas Colemane is an antropology major at UL Lafayette

"When you look at cultures, everything comes from the earth and the environment. So, if we can understand that aspect then we might understand why cultures develop the way they do.”

Meet anthropology major Lucas Coleman

You should major in anthropology if:

  • You’re interested in understanding the human condition. 
  • You want to conduct applied research of culture, language, artifacts and archaeological sites, or human biology.
  • You’re curious about humankind and you have a passion for exploring and understanding other cultures. 

Anthropology is the holistic and comparative study of humans. In the UL Lafayette anthropology program, you can focus on areas including local and global scale power relations, language variation and change, linguistic revitalization, archaeology, ancient civilizations, historical archaeology, cultural resources management, human evolution, human skeletal anatomy, and human behavior. 

As an anthropology major, you’ll study the field broadly as well as each of the sub-fields: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.

Anthropology at UL Lafayette

What's Anthropology Like?

  • Lab & field work
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Research & theory
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Presenting
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Internship
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Reading & writing
    Rated 3 out of 3

Learn through internships

We offer internship opportunities with Vermilionville, the Science Museum in Lafayette, forensic examiner offices and other agencies and organizations.

Life as an Anthropology Major