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Studying Anthropology at Weber State

Weber State’s anthropology program studies human differences and similarities, culturally and biologically, around the world throughout time. Choose between general anthropology or archaeology tracks, or complete an archaeological technician institutional certificate.

Anthropology Highlights

Weber State anthropology students get hands-on training in well-equipped archaeology and biological anthropology labs, which will move to Lindquist Hall, a new, state-of-the-art facility in 2019.

Beyond the Classroom

As an anthropology major, you can participate in the Summer Archaeology Field School and study abroad trips, where you’ll learn survey and excavation methods, classification skills and discover undergraduate research opportunities in locations such as France, Germany, Austria, China, Ireland and the Czech Republic.

Annie Bommer

Class of 2016

“The professors in the anthropology department are the best on campus. The small class sizes made it easy to build rapport with professors and succeed in ways that would be impossible with a giant department.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

You’ll learn to view humans and their behavior within the context of long-term interactions and adaptations among biological, cultural and environmental factors.

Our holistic, four-field approach to anthropology includes:

  • Archaeology
  • Linguistics
  • Ethnology
  • Biological anthropology

In addition, an archaeological technician institutional certificate trains you to work as an archaeological technician, adding a vocational component to your academic discipline.

What You Can Do after Weber

The general anthropology track prepares you for public and private sector careers in anthropology-related fields.

The archaeology track provides you with the knowledge and experience to obtain part- and full-time, entry-level positions with private environmental consulting firms and public land-managing agencies. 

Both degree tracks prepare you to enter professional or graduate schools.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for anthropology graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ...
(Source: utahfutures.org)