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- B.A. in Anthropology
- Minor in Anthropology
- Minor in Archaeology
What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of humankind from a broad viewpoint. Over time and through space, anthropology examines human biological and cultural diversity, and its interaction with the environment. The sub-fields of anthropology that investigate this vast human diversity in both the past and present are: archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.
Who Would be Interested in Anthropology?
People who are interested in:
- How cultures work
- Understanding past and present lifeways
- Discovering ancient civilizations
- How our culture and biology affect our health
- Primates, fossil humans, and human biological variation
- Many anthropology majors participate in study abroad and field school programs
- Anthropology majors have conducted exciting research and presented their findings
- Anthropology majors have received internships with the Daniel Boone National Forest
- Service-learning opportunities are available through ANT 377
Career opportunities with this degree include:
- Universities and Research Institutes
- Federal, Local and State Government
- Museums and Zoos
- Public Health
- Business and Industry
What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?
Students may select Anthropology upon applying to the university. View the degree requirements: http://www.anthropology.eku.edu/anthropology-degree-requirements.
Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?
- Legal Fellowship, Environmental Law and Policy Center in Columbus, OH
- Curator, Morris County Historical Society in Morristown, NJ
- Research Associate, Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services Laboratory in Baton Rouge, LA
How Do I Get More Information?
Lynn Morris, Administrative Assistant
Are There Scholarship Opportunities?
Qualified students should apply for Kennamer On-Campus or Study Abroad Scholarships, and KIIS Scholarships. Students are encouraged to consult the EKU Study Abroad Office for more details.
A $500 scholarship was created exclusively for Anthropology majors. For more information about eligibility and application details, stop by the main department office in Keith 223, call 622-1644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.