The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Applied Anthropology is designed to provide students with a strong background in general anthropology, applied anthropology and research methods. Anthropology explores the multiple dimensions of the human experience through the formal study of archaeology, biology, culture and language, and applies this knowledge to critical issues facing humans in contemporary societies. What distinguishes anthropology from other disciplines is its holistic perspective of the human condition and its central concern with the concept of culture. The Applied Anthropology concentration stresses research methodology, field research, data collection, statistical methodology and service learning. One of the pillars of focus in applied anthropology is community engagement and application of anthropological theoretical framework to the field.