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

General Description / Special Programs

Ethnographic Field Work Program, almost all students spend a semester studying away

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Degrees Offered Anthropology BA major
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
A major in Anthropology consists of ten courses, to include either Cultural Anthropology or General Anthropology, one methods course, an advanced theory course, one biological anthropology course, the Senior Seminar and other anthropology courses chosen in consultation with a department adviser. Students are also required to study away for a semester in an approved program.
Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info <p>Various, including urban, science, art, and history museum internships</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Ethnographic Interviewing Computer Laboratory with recording and transcription equipment and Atlas.ti software; access to online Human Relations Area Files (HRAF)</p>
Certs Offered 0
Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM); Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA), Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC)
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: The Macalester Anthropology Club is the department's undergraduate anthropology club, which hosts guest speakers and other events.
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0