Degrees in Anthropology
Major in Anthropology
Students who choose to major in anthropology receive training in the core
subfields of the discipline and choose from a variety of topics that allow
for greater specialization. Members of our faculty have conducted extended
research in Africa, India, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the United
States, and they are dedicated to bringing their real-world experiences
into the classroom. Faculty members devote much attention to students,
and our majors have an opportunity to work closely with their professors.
To earn a B.A. in anthropology, you’ll take 11 courses
in anthropology, including introductory courses in cultural, biological,
and archaeological anthropology. You’ll work with an advisor from
the anthropology department to select from a flexible range of courses
that best suit your interests and the University’s requirements
Because anthropology has applications to and connections with so many
other disciplines, students are encouraged to plan their program of study
to include courses from biology, geological sciences, geography, history,
sociology, and psychology. They are also encouraged to take courses from
other academic programs in which anthropology faculty members participate,
such as international studies, classics and women’s studies.
Other important aspects of Ohio University for anthropology majors are
Ohio University automatically awards scholarships (up to full in-state
tuition) to incoming first-year students with records of high achievement,
and offers 38 education abroad programs in 28 countries.
Every room in Ohio University’s residence halls is equipped with
a computer and high-speed Internet connection. Ohio University regularly makes grants available to fund undergraduate
Ohio University’s Field School of Archaeology gives students the
chance to receive hands-on experience in current archaeological techniques
and laboratory analysis of archaeological material in a field school taught
by Ohio University anthropology faculty.
Minor in Anthropology
Students who major in another subject at Ohio University may find anthropology
a useful complement to their program of study. Our minor provides these
students with a more holistic context for pursuing other academic interests.
Anthropology’s concept of culture adds a valuable perspective to
the human sciences, social sciences, and humanities. If you choose to
minor in anthropology, you will take 6 courses in anthropology.
Close consultation with a faculty advisor helps to ensure that, as a minor
in anthropology, you’ll develop a program that enhances your major
and overall University education.
On-line Catalog Information
For more complete information about the Anthropology major and minor,
please see the undergraduate catalog.
For more complete information about Anthropology-related advanced degrees,
please see our graduate information.