The School of Human Evolution and Social Change is advancing knowledge of the global human experience through our transdisciplinary programs informed by groundbreaking, worldwide research in anthropology, archaeology, global health and environmental social sciences.
We work to preserve and learn from the past to help create a healthier, happier, more sustainable future.
Generating new knowledge about our past to impact our future.
The research produced by world-renowned faculty is leading to new discoveries and insights to help us understand the global human experience — past, present and future.
to offer a global health degree.
A top institution
for members of the National Academy of Sciences in anthropology.
happening in 40 countries around the world.
Preparing you for limitless career opportunities.
Our unique program offerings give students the opportunity to learn about the human experience both through coursework and unique research apprenticeship opportunities.
The skills learned here prepare students for a variety of fulfilling careers, such as:
Cultural resource manager
Museum collections specialist
Natural resource manager
International development coordinator
Public health administrator
As a first-generation college student, I didn’t know what to expect coming here. The faculty and staff helped to provide me the tools to be successful so that I can give back to my community and tribe.”
Catalina Alvarez Flores
BA in anthropology, BS in family and human development, 2022.
Exploring societies at sites across the globe.
Groundbreaking research is happening globally to generate new knowledge about our ancestors, including from hunter-gatherer societies and primates.
Our faculty and students lead transdisciplinary research in 40 countries around the world to fight water insecurity, create new understandings in evolutionary medicine, learn from our human past and more.
Museum of the Human Story
ASU’s Museum of the Human Story provides the opportunity for the public to engage with our school and research through exhibitions and preservation efforts. The Museum gives our students the opportunity to practice community engaged work and gain experience in public education efforts through collections and exhibitions.