B.A. in Anthropology: 48-credit major offers courses in all four sub-fields of anthropology. Major prepares students for a broad range of careers in which an understanding of human diversity and the human condition is necessary including careers in cultural resource management, ecology, non-government organizations, and many related fields. This program also prepares students for graduate study in anthropology or graduate training in other fields such as health care, education, law, museum studies, or business. Students gain hands-on research experience including in-depth experience in either archaeology or ethnography through the required field school sequence. With core courses and a variety of electives, students may acquire a liberal arts education or plan their own program for more specific career preparation. 18 credit minor also available.
Master of Science in Cultural Resources Management Archaeology: 36 credit thesis and project-based options. MS based in four-field anthropology, prepares students with the theoretical, legal, and ethical background, field and lab skills, and practical experience necessary to be successful professionals or pursue doctorate. Program includes seminars in CRM (2 semesters), archaeology, and biological or cultural anthropology; courses in technical writing, regional culture history; internships, field experiences. Students will develop the experience, confidence, and credentials required to work as principal investigators or managers for federal, state, or tribal historic preservation agencies, non-profit organizations and museums, private contracting firms, or as private consultants. Under certain circumstances, a synchronous distance option (NOT an online option) is possible.
10 hour/week graduate assistantships with tuition reimbursement and stipend are available.
Archaeology lab with lithic raw material comparative collection and Minnesota archaeology collections. Biological anthropology lab with human/primate evolution comparative collection, forensic anthropology/human osteology comparative collection, and faunal comparative collection. Douglas A. Birk Collection and Archives of Minnesota Archaeology. Total station and GPS mapping equipment, access to 3D Visualization Lab. Reference library with journals, books, and regional CRM gray literature reports. University archives hold a varied teaching collection.
Introduction to Anthropology, World prehistory; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Forensic anthropology;