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

General Description / Special Programs

The Anthropology Program at MSU Denver is committed to enhancing student knowledge and appreciation of human biological and cultural diversity. It offers introductory and advanced-level courses in each of the four traditional subfields of anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology). Majors complete 9 credit hours of practical lab and field-based courses and participate in domestic and international field schools, internships, and community engagement.

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Degrees Offered BA in Anthropology
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
There are four required core courses (12 credit hours) covering the four subfields of anthropology plus 9 credit hours of upper-division practical courses and 15 hours of electives, for a total of 36 hours. MSU Denver requires 120 credit hours for graduation.
Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info <p>Internship for academic credit for up to 6 credit hours.</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Archaeology and Biological Anthropology Lab, Human Identification Lab (HIL), Ethnography Lab, The ROWDY Scholar student research journal</p>
Library Resources eHRAF Collection of Ethnography Auraria Library Anthropology Research Guide
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: <p>We offer online and on-campus courses in all four sub-fields and applied anthropology, including specialty courses on topics and geographical areas of faculty research and expertise.</p>
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: ALPACA (Archaeology Linguistics Physical (Biological) Applied Cultural Anthropology); award-winning undergraduate student organization bringing together students studying all branches of anthropology.
Anthropology Club Advisor: Christine Pink
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0