The anthropology bachelor of arts program teaches broad analytical skills that can be applied to cross-cultural understanding, decision-making, research, and writing. Depending on the student's interest in one of three main areas—archaeology, cultural anthropology, or physical/biological anthropology—students are prepared to excavate and report on archaeological findings in areas scheduled for construction; to conduct further work in crime-scene analysis or the medical sciences; or to work effectively with multicultural clientele in a variety of settings.
Students also are prepared to pursue graduate studies in disciplines including health care, anthropology, geography, and law.
The anthropology honors program (B.A.) is for students who have demonstrated high standards of achievement and the ability to work independently. Contact the department for honors program information.
The anthropology minor gives students the choice of focusing on physical anthropology, archaeology, or ethnology. The forensic anthropology minor provides an opportunity to apply anthropological expertise to potential crime scenes with human remains.