General Description / Special Programs

The Anthropology Program offers an anthropology major (BA/BS), anthropology minor, archaeology minor, and undergraduate certificate in archaeology. We support all four fields and applied anthropology. Students gain first-hand experience through participation in faculty research, methods courses, lab courses, internships, archaeological field courses, and ethnographic field courses in the U.S. and in other countries. The university offers study abroad, campus exchange, summer language, internship, and service-learning opportunities. Anthropology participates in an interdisciplinary major in Global Studies and interdisciplinary minors in Diversity, Folklore, Gender, Linguistics, Museum, Sustainability, Asian, African and African American, Japanese, Native American, and Latin American, Caribbean and Hispanic Studies. The program is housed in an excellent building with teaching and research labs.

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Tuition Info
$228 (res) and $517 (non-res) per undergraduate credit.
Degrees Offered Anthropology BA/BS
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
Certificate Info Undergraduate certificate in Archaeology
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
The BA (30 hours) anthropology major requires an introductory course in each of the four fields, a course in the history of anthropological theory, and five elective courses. The BS (39 hours) anthropology major requires an additional two elective courses and a statistics course. The anthropology minor requires 18 credit hours of anthroplogy coursework. The archaeology minor requires 18 hours of coursework.
Experience Offered
Field Work
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info <p>An internship is an option for majors and minors. Many anthropology students complete social service, museum, archival, and/or archaeological internships locally, elsewhere in Missouri, and in other states.</p>
Grants Or Funding Four endowed undergraduate scholarships for anthropology and sociology students; Continue the Tradition fee waivers for children and grandchildren of alumni; MOGO and Midwest Student Exchange fee waivers for out-of-state students; and research and travel funding for anthropology majors and minors.
Support Opportunities <p>Students who qualify for federal work study are frequently employed by anthropology faculty as undergraduate research and teaching assistants. In some cases, faculty&nbsp;use grant funds to hire student research assistants and archaeological field technicians.</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) is a self-supporting unit conducting cultural resources management research in the Midwest since 1975. CAR has a separate building with offices, lab, and curation space. The state headquarters for the Missouri Archaeological Society is also located at MSU. Geology and Geography share resources including geophysical and x-ray fluorescence instruments.</p>
Collections The Anthropology Program has collections for teaching and research in archaeology and biological anthropology. The Center for Archaeological Research has many archaeological collections, mainly from sites in Missouri.
Certs Offered 1
Employees1 to 25
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: <p>Two general education courses (ANT 100 World Cultures and ANT 125 Exploring Our Human Ancestry) and at least one anthropology elective course&nbsp;are offered online each semester, including summer.&nbsp;</p>
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: The anthropology club meets weekly and organizes social events, field trips, student travel to professional conferences, guest lectures, and an annual student anthropology conference.
Anthropology Club Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Walker-Pacheco
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1