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

General Description / Special Programs

The BA provides an overview of the discipline and subfields while preparing students for advanced studies in anthropology or related fields. The MA in Applied Anthropology prepares students to understand and address issues of social inequality as practitioners. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, community development, medical anthropology, environmental justice & sustainability, and cultural identity and heritage.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology BA, Applied Anthropology MA
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
Certificate Info Graduate Certificates in Museum Studies, GIS, Nonprofits, Women's Studies. Graduate degrees in Public Health
Certificate Field Areas
Museum Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
30 hours in ANTH 1100, 1200, 3200, 4065, plus 18 additional ANTH hours
MA/MS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
Experience Offered
MA/ MS Requirements 30 semester hours coursework plus 6 hours practicum. Satisfactory completion of the core curriculum (14 hours) plus specialization requirements (6 hours). At least 70% of course work must be taken at the 7000 level. Satisfactory performance on a comprehensive exam. Students may take up to 15 hours of coursework outside of Anthropology.
MA/MS Specializations MA in Applied Anthropology; Concentration available in Medical Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

BA Internship option MA Practicum (Research Internship) required

Support Opportunities

Graduate: 7-10 graduate assistantships yearly.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Anthropological Research Laboratory; Chucalissa Museum

Misc Information Foundation funds student membership in professional associations and conference travel; Outstanding Senior Award; Outstanding Service Award; Speaker Series.
Certs Offered 1
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

ANTH 1100: Biological Anthropology & Prehistory; ANTH 1200: Cultural Anthropology; ANTH 3200 Peoples & Cultures of the World; ANTH 3282: Cultural History of American Communities; ANTH 3500 Global Health; ANTH 4065 Contemporary Anthropological Theory

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0