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

General Description / Special Programs

Four-field training with emphasis on cultural anthropology, archaeology, and physical anthropology as a Concentration within the Geography Major. The anthropology program emphasizes experiential learning and offers research methods modules in ethnographic methods, archaeological field and laboratory methods, and museum studies. Minor in Anthropology also offered.

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Degrees Offered BA in Geography/Anthropology with Anthropology Concentration, Anthropology Minor
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
Certificate Info Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Archaeology, combining field experience and coursework in cultural resources management, heritage and tourism, and public archaeology. Undergraduate Certificate in Museum Studies, run in conjunction with numerous southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois public/natural history, history, and art museums. Undergraduate Geographic Informations Systems Certificate.
Certificate Field Areas
Museum Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
See department website
Experience Offered
Field Work
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Internships available for museum studies, archaeology, primate studies, and other anthropological experience.

Support Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program grants offered by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in support of student experiential learning in faculty research projects.

Program Details
Research Facilities

The Lillian Trager Laboratory of Anthropology provides facilities for archaeological analysis, ethnographic research, and human skeletal analysis. Our department also includes laboratories related to GIS and spatial analysis, soils analysis, and dendrochronology. Area Research Center 5 of the Wisconsin Historical Society is located within the University Library Archives.

Collections The Archives and Area Research Center of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library, including the papers of Dr. Lillian Trager. Archaeological artifact collections related to past and present faculty and staff field research and private collection donations curated within the department. Collaborative arrangements for research access to the collections of the Kenosha Public Museum System.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Anthropology Laboratory Reports of Archaeological Investigations and Popular Series

Certs Offered 1
Employees1 to 25
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Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Parkside Anthropology Club
Anthropology Club Advisor: Kathleen Gillogly
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0