Anthropology

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Anthropology

Degree Options

  • B.A. in Anthropology
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Minor in Archaeology

Who Would be Interested in 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.

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

Why Anthropology?

  • 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
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Forensics
  • 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?

http://www.anthropology.eku.edu/
Contact Dr. Jennifer Wies
Associate Professor, Anthropology
jennifer.wies@eku.edu

Lynn Morris, Administrative Assistant
859-622-1644
lynn.morris@eku.edu

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 lynn.morris@eku.edu.