Baylor University, Department of Anthropology
One Bear Place #97173 Waco TX UNITED STATES
Phone+1 254.710.4084
General Description / Special Programs

BA and BS degrees cover cultural and biological anthropology and archaeology. The BA offers concentrations in archaeology and environmental anthropology and the BS offers concentrations in general anthropology, forensic anthropology, and medical/biomedical anthropology. Department foci include evolutionary medicine, behavioral endocrinology, global/one health, indigenous population health, ethnography of Central and South Americas, ecotourism, economic development, climate change, hominoid evolution, genetics and human identification, and forensic case work. Archaeology focuses on Mesoamerica, East Africa, Italy, and Texas.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology BA, BS; minor in Anthropology; minor in Forensic Science.
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
All Anthropology degrees require core lower-level courses in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology. Students also choose at least one upper-level elective in each area in addition to specialized courses required of each concentration. A 6-credit hour field school is required for the BA-Archaeology Concentration. All degrees also require a statistics course and additional appropriate coursework in other disciplines. Major requirements are 31-37 hours depending on concentration.
Other Degree Field Areas
Environmental Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Undergraduate work study; research assistantships by University Research Council and faculty granting; scholarships for field schools.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Laboratory for Evolutionary Medicine, Institute of Archaeology, Forensic Science Laboratory, Bioarchaeology/Zooarchaeology Research Laboratory, Human Osteology Laboratory, Human Evolutionary Anatomy Laboratory, Archaeometry and Radiocarbon Sample Preparation Laboratory.

Collections Mayborn Museum archaeological collections and library on plains archaeology.
Library Resources Moody/Jones libraries with government documents depository, electronic databases, interlibrary loan with Big 12 partners; Baylor Texas Collection Library with oral history archives, rare volumes and primary docs on Texas history, archaeology, and culture.
Certs Offered 0
Big 12 Consortium
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Introduction to Anthropology (ANT 1305) and Introduction to Human Evolution (ANT 1401) in the summer only.

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: (1) Lambda Alpha Kappa of Texas (2) Student Anthropology Society; with field trips, social events and extra-curricular educational activities
Anthropology Club Advisor: Dr. Garrett Cook and Ms. Carol Macaulay-Jameson
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1