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

Monmouth University, Department of History and Anthropology
400 Cedar Avenue West Long Branch NJ 07764-1898 UNITED STATES
Phone+1 732.571.3440
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General Description / Special Programs

The Anthropology curriculum is designed to provide a strong grounding in three of the four sub-fields of Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Biological Anthropology, within the context of a broad liberal arts education. The goal of the Anthropology program is to provide students with a deep understanding of humanity that will be relevant to their professions, their daily lives. The program combines a strong theoretical grounding, with an emphasis on practical skills and prepares students for careers as well as for further study. Special programs include extensive internship and fieldwork opportunities.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology MA; Anthropology BA
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
Certificate Field Areas
AA/AS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
30 credits in Anthropology, including 103 Cultural Anthropology, 104 Human Evolution, 107 Introduction to Archaeology, 497 Anthropological Theory and AN 246 Senior Seminar in Anthropology: 18 credits at the 250 level or higher. Up to 6 credits of Anthropology electives may be taken in related disciplines with the formal approval of the Anthropology faculty. Students are also required to complete the general education requirements and take Sociology 101 and 3 credits Geography 103; Political Science 101; Philosophy 101; Psychology 103; elective credits to make a total of 128 credits. Foreign language through the 202 course is recommended for students considering graduate work.
MA/MS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Experience Offered
Field Work
MA/ MS Requirements 30 credit hours, including Anthropological Theory and a thesis, with concentrations in Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Program Details
Research Facilities

GIS laboratory, collection of ethnographic materials from highland Peru, skeletons and casts of living and fossil primates and hominids, extensive North American archaeological collections (both prehistoric and historic).

Library Resources Monmouth University houses the archaeological library of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey.
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Various introductory and mid-level courses are offered online

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: History and Anthropology Club; Monmouth is also home to the Alpha of New Jersey Chapter of Lambda Alpha, the National Anthropology Honor Society
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1