Our department emphasizes the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people's lives. All faculty members are applied anthropologists. What unites us are our flexible intellectual and practical approaches. We challenge epistemological boundaries by using mixed methods and interdisciplinary or multifaceted approaches.
Our department offers the following areas of interest: Business Technology and Design, Public Health and Medical Care Systems, Population Displacement and Migration, Education and Education Equity, the Environment and Environmental Sustainability, Urban Anthropology.
Minor in Anthropology-Requires completion of 18 hours, including ANTH 1010, ANTH 2300, ANTH 4011, 3 hours from ANTH 3***/4*** level courses, and 6 hours from any level of ANTH courses.
Minor in Medical Anthropology-Requires completion of 18 hours including 3 credit hours of a Foundation Course (choose 1 from ANTH 1010, ANTH 1100, or ANTH 2300); 3 credit hours from a Core Course (choose 1 from ANTH 4200 or ANTH 4220); and 12 credit hours from a list of approved electives.
Certificate in Applied Anthropology-Requires completion of 12 hours including ANTH 2300 Culture and Society; ANTH 4000 Applied Anthropology; and 2 additional courses from a list of approved electives.
The goal of the MA/MS in Applied Anthropology is to provide the knowledge necessary for graduates to undertake informed and thoughtful action as street-level practitioners, administrators, agency-based researchers, and program evaluators. Dual Degree-Anthropology/Master of Public Health - Requires completion of 18 hours in MPH core curriculum courses, 15 hours in required courses, and 9 hours in elective courses.
Students have opportunities to apply for teaching assistantships as well as research assistantships with our faculty.
Laboratory of Environmental Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology Laboratory, archaeology program, Institute of Applied Sciences, Domestic and International field schools
Online Masters Program