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

General Description / Special Programs

Cultural Anthropology, Archeology

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Tuition Info
Including housing and board (19-meal plan) $74,311 by academic year
Degrees Offered Anthropology BA major
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
The Major in anthropology consists of ten courses. Four core courses: Anthropology 1101, 1103, 2010, and 2030 and six electives: one elective must be an advanced course (numbered 3000-3999). Only three electives below the intermediate level (numbered 1000-1999) can be counted. Eight of the ten courses required for the major must be Bowdoin anthropology courses. Up to two independent study or honors level courses advised by department faculty may be included in the eight Bowdoin courses required for the major. Up to two of the six elective courses, with departmental approval, may be taken from among off-campus study courses, and/or-with approval by the department chair-other Bowdoin courses in related fields that contribute to the student's specific interests. The Minor in anthropology consists of five courses: Anthropology 1101 or 1103, and four electives. Three courses must be at the intermediate level (numbered 2000-2969) or advanced level (numbered 3000-3999). One of the five courses, with department approval, may be from off-campus study. Only two 1000 level courses (numbered 1000-1999) may be counted toward the minor.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Grants Or Funding Riley Research Awards support student engagement in anthropological research. Anthropology majors or minors who are interested in conducting independent research projects or pursuing educational enrichment activities during the summer are encouraged to apply for a Riley Research Award. These awards range from $2,040 to $4,0801 (based on a weekly stipend of $510/week for 4-to-8 weeks). Students pursue their research in cultural anthropology or anthropological archaeology either at Bowdoin or off-campus (nationally or internationally). The awards may be used to cover costs such a as travel, room and board, field school fees (only non-credit components), and other expenses related to undertaking research. Enrichment Grants are offered to students interested in furthering their study of cultural anthropology and anthropological archaeology. Students enrolled in Anthropology courses at Bowdoin are eligible to apply for funds to carry out anthropological research during the academic year or to participate in related conferences and programs. Preference will be given to declared majors and minors; however, all students enrolled in the Department’s courses are welcome to apply. Students may apply for funds to cover travel, off-campus food and lodging costs, research-related expenses, and conference or workshop fees. Awards range from $50 to $500. Individuals may receive a maximum of one award per semester. Projects must be completed while students are enrolled at the College.
Program Details
Research Facilities

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, which houses northern ethnographic, archaeological and photographic collections, as well as an archaeological laboratory, is used by students involved in the Arctic Studies Program.

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Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 0
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0