General Description / Special Programs

The B.A. program emphasizes the humanistic elements of anthropology and culture. The B.S. program emphasizes the humanistic and scientific elements in anthropology and culture. As an anthropology major, you will: • Excavate and interpret remains left by past cultures • Examine human biology and its relationships to culture and behavior • Explore the role of culture in society from local and global perspectives • Understand the interaction of culture and language

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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology BA major, Anthropology BS major, Anthropology Minor, Archaeology Minor
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
Certificate Info Forensic Anthropology, Geospatial Analysis, Health and Culture
Certificate Field Areas
Forensics
GIS
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Total major requirements: 30 credit hours of ANTH Required Courses (18 cr.) • ANTH 210 Cultural Anthropology • ANTH 220 Biological Anthropology • ANTH 230 Introduction to Archaeology • ANTH 280 Socio-Cultural Theory • ANTH 485 Practice of Anthropology (Capstone course taken in junior or senior year) • ANTH 490 Seminar Electives (12 cr.) Choose any ANTH courses. At least 9 cr. of electives must be completed at the upper-division level.
Experience Offered
Field Work
Internship
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Available for credit; recent internships include South Dakota State Archaeological Society, Smithsonian Institute, State Historical Museum

Program Details
Research Facilities

USD Archaeology Lab, Advanced Visualization Lab, Homestake (Deadwood) Historical Artifact Collections, Comparative Osteology Collection, US Patent Office Annual Reports 1847-1873; Official Gazettes 1872-present; Missouri River Institute; W. H. Over Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Certs Offered 1
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY, INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE, INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY, SOCIO-CULTURAL THEORY, HUMAN SEXUALITY, BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Application Deadlines
Dec. 1 for Scholarships; Rolling deadline for admission
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Program Enthusiast Society (APES)
Anthropology Club Advisor: SAIGE KELMELIS
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1