General Description / Special Programs

Anthropology studies the full range of the human experience from human origins and past cultures to traditional and modern societies. While anthropology documents human behavior and cultural patterns around the world, it is also concerned with assisting people who navigate today’s complex and changing world. We are committed to helping our students become well-rounded global citizens capable of investigating, navigating, translating, doing business, and improving conditions across borders, oceans, and cultures. With a focus on a holistic, intercultural communication and understanding, our program provides students with technical skills while instilling the ability to be flexible and ready to learn new skills.

 

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Tuition Info
Standard
Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology MA, BA/BS major
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
Certificate Info Graduate Certificates in Digital Humanities, Museum Studies, and Forensic Anthropology.
Certificate Field Areas
Forensics
Museum Studies
AA/AS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Requirements
31 credit hours, 10 credit core hours. Undergraduate Advisor: Martha McCollough
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
Experience Offered
Conferences
Fellowships/Grants
Field Work
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements The master’s degree under Option I requires a thesis and should be chosen by students who are preparing for careers in research and scholarly work or additional academic pursuits beyond the master’s degree. Under this option, a student must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit, consisting of 20 to 24 semester hours of regular course work, and present a thesis equivalent to 6 to 10 semester hours. At least one-half of the credit hours required for the degree, including thesis, must be in the major (at least 18 hours for the Master of Education degree). The remaining work may be in supporting courses or in a minor consisting of at least 9 semester hours. At least 8 hours, in addition to the thesis, must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 level or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts). The master’s degree under Option II requires a minor, but does not require a thesis. This option encourages a wider range of courses than is permissible under Option I. Students who have earned the master’s degree under Option II and later elect to pursue a doctoral degree must give evidence of ability to conduct independent research. Under Option II, a student must earn 30 to 36 semester hours of credit in courses representing a major and either one or two minors. At least one-half of the credit hours required for the degree must be in the major. A minimum of 9 hours is required for each minor. The minor department determines the courses in their disciplinary field that comprise a minor. At the discretion of the minor department, up to one-third of the courses required for a minor may be transferred from other institutions. At least 12 hours for the degree must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts).
MA/MS Specializations Anthropology – Applied, Evolutionary; Archaeology – Heritage, Digital Heritage; Native American Studies; Women's and Gender Studies.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Graduate: Teaching Assistantships, Bereuter Fellowship; Graduate and Undergraduate: John Champe/Ward Weakly Fellowships, McGinnis Prize available annually through department, Hubbard Fellowships to support field work.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Biological Anthropology Teaching Laboratory; Digital Anthropology Laboratory; 3-D Explore Lab; Zoo Archaeology Laboratory, Forensic Anthropology Laboratory

Publications

Student Publication: Nebraska Anthropologist

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

ANTH 110-Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 232-Introduction to Archaeology

ANTH 242-Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Lecture only)

ANTH 243-Basics in Forensic Anthropology

ANTH 418/818-Ethnology and Museums

ANTH 442/842-Human Variation

ANTH 477/877-Hunter-Gatherers

ANTH 994-Seminar in Anthropology: Grant Writing

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: AnthroGroup
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0