The anthropology major provides students the opportunity to undertake a broad based study of the anthropological approaches to understanding past and present human cultural structures. This major is particularly suitable for those interested in teaching professions, continued graduate study or international aid agencies.
Students with an archaeology concentration acquire field experience and gain an understanding of the theoretical issues related to both general anthropology and archaeology, including management of cultural resources. Projects can be tailored to student interests and include working with the department’s ethnographic and archaeological collections. For more information about this program, contact the Sociology/Anthropology Department.
Total credit hours required for the major: 33
Choose either concentration:Program Details for Anthropology: Concentration in Americas Archaeology [ANT/AARC] or World Archaeology [ANT/WARC]
Students with an applied concentration gain an understanding of fields such as development, medical, and legal anthropology, enabling them to address problems of health, education, cultural and linguistic preservation, human rights violations, and poverty in global contexts. For more information about this program, contact the Sociology/Anthropology Department.
Total credit hours required for the major: 33Program Details for Anthropology: Concentration in Applied Anthropology [ANT/APPL]
Students with a concentration in ethnic studies take courses that focus on cultural and power differences and similarities among groups in global contexts. Students undertake comprehensive analyses of ethnic identity, prejudice and discrimination, and social problems related to poverty and inequality. For more information about this program, contact the Sociology/Anthropology Department.
Total credit hours required for the major: 33Program Details for Anthropology: Concentration in Ethnic Studies [ANT/ETHS]
This minor is open to students in any major other than anthropology. Majors in anthropology can declare a concentration in Americas or world archaeology.Program Details for Archaeology Minor [ARC]
The Sociology/Anthropology Department offers the major in Archaeology which is the discipline within anthropology that studies prehistoric and historic societies in worldwide contexts. The archaeological discipline offers a balance between the scientific investigation and culture-based understanding of past societies through their material remains and their environmental settings.
Archaeology majors may choose between the Americas or World Archaeology concentrations, both of which are seated solidly in an anthropological archaeology paradigm, in which students gain a firm cultural anthropological basis for exploring ancestral and prehistoric cultures of these geographical regions. Students also acquire basic knowledge of the scientific and laboratory-based methods employed in the discipline.
There is also a minor in archaeology which is particularly suitable for those interested in the teaching professions who must be prepared to teach about global cultures both past and present.
The Sociology/Anthropology Department offers the major in criminology which focuses on the nature and causes of crime, as well as on the analysis of crime control policy. The B.A. in criminology allows students to pursue focused study in criminology within the context of a broad liberal arts education. It offers the dual options of preparation for immediate entry into employment in the criminal justice area or pursuit of advanced studies in criminology and related fields at the graduate level. With appropriate guidance from advisors, students can combine the criminology major with course work in other areas that will prepare them for graduate-level studies in specialty areas such as forensics, computer crime investigation, law, counseling and social work.
This program in the Sociology/Anthropology Department allows students who major in anthropology to qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). It combines a major in anthropology with additional course work and professional teacher preparation.
This program in the Sociology/Anthropology Department allows students who major in sociology to qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). It combines a major in sociology with additional course work and professional teacher preparation.
This minor is open to students in any major other than sociology. Majors in sociology can declare a concentration in social gerontology.Program Details for Social Gerontology Minor [SGRT]
This major in the Sociology/Anthropology Department provides students with a broad degree of flexibility in choosing a career after graduation, the opportunity to explore careers in the human services, public administration and management, and a general background for graduate work in the social sciences, public policy, law and social work. In a rapidly changing world, students who major in sociology obtain a solid liberal arts education that fosters versatility in the world of work and good citizenship.