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

General Description / Special Programs

The program specializes in providing a comprehensive grounding in cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical/biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology with required courses in theory and methods and practicum in field research.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology BA major
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
Certificate Info The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Cultural Museum Studies (CMS) provides foundational training for professional engagement with the selection, conservation, interpretation, and exhibition of inanimate and living collections. Special attention is given to the cross-cultural analysis, application, and assessment of the various ways “research exhibit-and-presentation” dynamics affect display design in museums and related institutions, and to the pedagogical dimension of museological theory and practice. A flexible curriculum allows for individualized specializations in various aspects of museology, from the ecological impact on definitions of cultural heritage, to the application of virtuality to exhibition procedures.
Certificate Field Areas
Museum Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Requirements
33 credit hours including 15 hours of required courses, 6 hours of culture area courses, 3 hours of methods courses, 3 hours of topical courses, and 6 hours of culminating courses.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Archaeology and Biological Anthropology lab and fieldwork opportunities in all four subfields.</p>
Library Resources Large multidisciplinary library with updated electronic retrieval and reference systems.
Certs Offered 1
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: The program hosts Gamma MI, EMU Chapter of Lambda Alpha, the National Collegiate Honors Society, as well as the "Emu sapiens" interest group.
Anthropology Club Advisor: E. L. Cerroni-Long
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1