Anthropology Major (B.A. in Anthropology) [offered through Honors Tutorial College]
Anthropology is the study of the human species as a whole. As a holistic discipline, anthropology requires mastery of a variety of fields. The Honors Tutorial program in anthropology balances a commitment to breadth and rigor with an opportunity for self-disciplined and highly motivated students to explore fundamental and cutting-edge issues creatively. It is a four year program during which time students are expected to take a tutorial course each semester, along with language, collateral studies and upper-division anthropology courses. This enables students to acquire the full range of skills necessary to successfully continue in graduate study. Students will have excellent opportunities for intensive study with the seven anthropologists in the department.
Applicants are selected on the basis of superior academic ability and the potential for self-motivated study and research. Applicants typically are required to submit additional essays, and an interview with the director of studies is required for admission. More information, including materials and deadlines, is available at www.ohio.edu/honors/tutorial-programs/apply.
Change of Program Policy
First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the anthropology tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. Depending on program capacity, an application to transfer into the program may be available in mid-April.
External Transfer Admission
First-year students at another institution may also apply to transfer into the anthropology tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. Depending on program capacity, a transfer deadline in mid-April may be available.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
The labor/job market reflects the diversity of anthropology as a field. Past anthropology students from Ohio University have been successful in pursuing careers in professional schools including medicine, law, and nursing. Anthropology students have been accepted into top graduate schools in anthropology, social work, forensics, history, and other related fields many with fellowships or research assistantships due to their Ohio University undergraduate research experience. They have also entered government agencies, including the Peace Corps, AMERICORPS, VISTA, parks service, and NEH. Students in cultural anthropology often get positions in NGOs focused on U.S. or international development. Archaeology students are employed in cultural management (CRM) firms, historical preservation offices, contract archaeology businesses, museums, or go on to graduate degrees and become university professors. Students in biological anthropology have graduated with positions in forensics labs, zoos, and primate centers.