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

General Description / Special Programs
Roanoke College offers a six-course concentration in Anthropology, open to all majors. Strengths include applied anthropology, medical anthropology, historical anthropology, the anthropology of food and nutrition, Egyptology and archaeology.The concentration offers students the opportunity to study human beings around the globe using a comparative and holistic framework. In this interdisciplinary concentration, students develop a recognition of global and historical cultural diversity that will be beneficial in careers that value cross-cultural communication, including business, the arts, education, public policy, and social services. Students in the anthropology concentration systematically explore the extraordinary range of similarities and differences in humans and human behavior across time and space. Experiential learning is required via a fieldwork course. Opportunities for off-campus community development, archaeology, and global health research opportunities are key features of the program.
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Degrees Offered BA Sociology; Anthropology Concentration
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
Other Degree Requirements The concentration in anthropology requires six courses, including introductory, subfield and fieldwork courses, plus electives. A BA in anthropology is not currently offered, but anthropology courses can serve as substantial components of majors in sociology, history and art history.
Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info <p>Community development, museum, and archaeological internships are available. Internships are encouraged, but not required.</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Ongoing archaeological research locally and globally (Egypt). Ongoing community-based research with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Palau.</p>
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: "Culture Shock" is Roanoke's active student anthropology/sociology club. The group regularly sponsors film nights, advising sessions, discussions and social events.
Anthropology Club Advisor: Chad Morris
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0