General Description / Special Programs
This program grounds students in the four fields of anthropology, providing training in theory and methods, with emphasis on archaeology and cultural anthropology. The program provides a combination of multicultural analysis and critique, opportunities to apply these to prehistoric peoples and cultures through field school offerings. Students gain intellectual, analytical, research, and technical skills, preparing them for careers in archaeology, museums, government, and business. The Dr. James W. Jordan Archaeology Field School exposes students to methods of site excavation and artifact recovery.
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Degrees Offered Anthropology and Archaeology BA/BS
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Gen. Ed. Core Requirements: 38 credits; Additional Degree Requirements: BA 6 credits; BS 6-7 credits; Major Requirements: 41 credits; General Electives: BA 35 credits; BS 34-35 credits
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities <p>Student research projects in cultural anthropology/archaeology are supported by the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences research funds.</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>The Longwood Institute of Archaeology exists to empower undergraduates through life-changing experiences in archaeological field research. By engaging undergraduate students in its research projects, the Institute of Archaeology provides undergraduates with practical, real-world experience to build upon and apply methods, theories and skills learned in the classroom, thereby giving students a practical advantage over their peers from other institutions. For additional information about the Institute of Archaeology, contact Dr. Brian Bates, Director, at The Dr. James W. Jordan Archaeology Field School; Archaeological Laboratory and study collections of prehistoric and historic artifacts including the O&#39;Brien Collection of over 5000 prehistoric Virginia Indian artifacts. Historic artifact collections from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.</p>
Library Resources Our library has extensive anthropological journals and periodicals.
Misc Information Visit our blog featuring success stories of Longwood Anthropology graduates:
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Peter Francisco Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Virginia. The Primitive Technologies Club (Prim Tech)
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1