The BA program emphasizes applied anthropology and includes internships with community organizations or research opportunities in the area of the student's career interests. The program's special strengths are in community anthropology, urban anthropology and historic and prehistoric archaeology.The MA in Applied Anthropology focuses on such areas as: community-based and public archaeology; urban ethnography; Midwest prehistory; the study of material culture and the applications of anthropology in the museum field including collections management, heritage studies, public programming, and the representation of indigenous peoples. The Museum Studies program offers a Masters Degree and graduate and undergraduate certificates.
Internships are offered through the Museum Studies program and can be arranged on an individual basis for Anthropology Majors and MA students. The MA requirements can be fulfilled through an internship and submission of an internship report.
Both graduate students and undergraduates may be eligible for appointments as Service Learning Assistants, who receive a stipend to work with faculty who are teaching field and community-based courses.
The department maintains two laboratories for faculty and students. One lab focuses on physical/archaeological projects. The second lab houses the Cultural Heritage Research Center, liberalarts.iupui.edu/heritage/.
It is mostly our introduction/gateway courses that are offered online.