Anthropology concentrators pursue a diverse range of topics and places that covers every time period from the pre-historical to the present, and every major world area. Recent senior honors thesis have investigated:
- The relationship between the Boston Catholic Church and its Spanish-speaking members
- Islamic Finance in Malaysia
- A Cancer Ward in Kenya
- Stigma in the Lives of Unmarried Women in Contemporary China
- Challenges in Housing Rights Advocacy in Bolivia
The requirements for honors eligibility are distinguished by program. In Social Anthropology certain honors recommendations are possible without a thesis, but not to students pursuing the combined track in Archaeology and Social Anthropology. In Archaeology, honors recommendations require a thesis.