General Description / Special Programs

The Anthropology Department offers a rigorous undergraduate program. Majors are required to take a broad range of courses in the various subfields and courses in methodological techniques used by professionals working in the field of anthropology. Students are strongly encouraged to conduct independent undergraduate research. Anthropology is affiliated with the program in Greek Studies, which offers an undergraduate certificate and runs a spring semester abroad program in Athens;

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Degrees Offered Anthropology BA Major, Anthropology Minor, Archaeology Certificate, Greek Studies Certificate (Interdisciplinary), Certificate in Ethnicity, Migration and Human Diversity, Global Health and Social Medicine Minor.
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
Other Degree Requirements Certificate in Archaeology provides applied training to students who could be hired to assist professional archaeologists. Requires 17 hours of coursework, including training in laboratory and field methods and an internship in the Archaeology Lab or at a local institution (e.g. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Missouri Historical Society, Mastodon State Historic Site)
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
BA: 39 hrs of coursework in anthropology, including required courses in three subfields, upper-level courses in theory and the opportunity for undergraduate research
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Research and Teaching Assistantships and Study Abroad Scholarship

Program Details
Research Facilities

The Archaeology Lab has the second-largest collection of artifacts from the Eastern Missouri/St. Louis area, from Paleoindian to the 20th Century. The Biological Anthropology Labs include a collection of high quality fossil casts and a 19th century skeletal collection

Certs Offered 1
  • Michael Cosmopoulos
    Primary Contact
    Department Chair and Professor; Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Chair of Greek Studies
Greek Studies Program
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Brief Overview of the Four Fields of Anthropology, Introduction To Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Archaeology, World Archaeology, World Cultures, Sex And Gender Across Cultures, Ancient Greek Civilization & Culture, Special Topics In Non-Western Culture, Anthropological Perspectives on Western Culture, Current Issues In Anthropology

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: The Association of Student Anthropologists (ASA) has its own lounge with computers. It meets once monthly and organizes talks, potlucks and other activities
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1