The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

General Description / Special Programs
Four-field program, summer field schools in archaeology and cultural anthropology. Museum studies, primate studies, internship and practicum opportunities available.
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Tuition Info
2017-2018 (includes fees): In-State F/T - $5,555; Out-of-State F/T - $10,795
Degrees Offered BA Anthropology
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Requirements
Anthropology majors take an introductory course in each of the four major subdisciplines: biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, and linguistics; 6 elective courses in anthropology; a theory course; and a seminar in which a senior research paper is written. Cognate courses outside of the department, proficiency in a foreign language, and liberal arts general education courses are required. Close work with major advisor adjusts the program to the individual student's needs and interests.
Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info <p>Optional internships with local and regional museums, NGOSs, government agencies, archaeological consulting firms, heritage tourism sites, etc.</p>
Support Opportunities <p>Undergraduate student research grants and conference travel funding.</p>
Program Details
Collections Department houses several collections available for student study and research. Prehistoric archaeology collections are mainly from the Eastern Woodlands and Central America. Historical archaeology collections are from Pennsylvania. Ethnographic collections are focused on Latin America, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and Rwanda.
Library Resources Francis Harvey Green Library; has extensive print and digital collections:
Misc Information Lambda Alpha Nu advisor is Dr. Heather Wholey.
Certs Offered 0
Member institution of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
December 1 desirable for fall admission
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Actively engages members in local and regional trips and campus events; coordinates speaker series.
Anthropology Club Advisor: Dr. Michael Di Giovine
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1