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

General Description / Special Programs

(1) Multiple research labs; (2) Simulated Archaeology Site; (3) Field programs - see below; (4) Chinese culture and language classes at HSU, and a one or two semester program in the People's Republic of China; (5) Cultural Resources Facility: A non-profit organization providing professional CRM services locally and research opportunities to HSU students.

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Degrees Offered Applied Anthropology MA - Limited residence online MA, Anthropology BA major, Minor
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Basic Core Requirements -13 units; Methods Training - 8 units; Breadth & Specialization - 25 units; Capstone (senior year) - 4 units.
MA/MS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Experience Offered
Field Work
MA/ MS Requirements Limited residence MA. Summer Institute - 5 units, limited residence; Online: Basic Core – 15 units, includes field placement (3 units), Electives – 9-12 units; Exam, Project or Thesis – 6 units.
MA/MS Specializations Applied Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info <p>Students may take internships with the Cultural Resources Facility or with local organizations.</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Multiple research labs: Archaeology, Bio/Zooarchaeology, Biological Anthropology, Isotope/DNA, 3-D &amp; Geospatial, Ethnography, Applied Anthropology; Simulated Archaeology Site; and collaborations with Women&#39;s Studies, International Studies, Native American Studies and Geography programs at Humboldt State University.</p>
Certs Offered 0
  • Mary Scoggin
    Primary Contact
    Professor, Program Contact for China Field Studies Program
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: <p>Most courses offered in the department are offered online periodically.</p>
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Club, Archaeology Club
Anthropology Club Advisor: Dr. Gordon Ulmer
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0