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Anthropology Programs

Anthropology takes a holistic approach to describing and explaining human differences and similarities around the world and throughout time. It looks at humans both culturally and biologically within an ecological context, examining contemporary humans as well as those of the historic and prehistoric past, searching for patterns of human existence. As an anthropology student, you are taught to question and examine the significance of beliefs, attitudes and prejudices and to understand the anthropological position of relativism and valuing cultural and biological variation.

Our anthropology programs offer skills needed for careers in:

  • Archaeology
  • Linguistics
  • Ethnology
  • Biologicial Anthropology

Degrees Offered

BS/BA Anthropology

General Anthropology Track

Prepares you for a broad range of public and private sector careers in anthropology-related fields or to enter professional or graduate schools.

Archaeology Track

Provides you with the knowledge and experience to enter graduate programs and obtain part- and full-time, entry-level positions with private environmental consulting firms and public land-managing agencies.

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AAS Archaeological Technician

Provides skills and academic course work that largely allows you to do archaeology on a voluntary, vocational level or to obtain paid seasonal positions with private firms and government agencies.

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Archaeological Technician Institutional Certificate

Provides skills and academic course work that largely allows you to do archaeology on a voluntary, vocational level or to obtain paid seasonal positions with private firms and government agencies.

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Anthropology Minor

Compliments a number of academic majors such as political science, history, sociology, all foreign languages, botany and biology by providing a unique perspective on human behavior throughout time and around the world.

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Bachelor of Integrated Studies

Anthropology is an emphasis in WSU's Bachelor of Integrated Studies program, which allows you to earn your bachelor's degree in three academic areas. Visit the BIS website for more information.