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Anthropology Major (B.A. in Anthropology) [offered through Honors Tutorial College]

Program Overview

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.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

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

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.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic Catalog

Program Details

Bachelor of Arts


Administrative Contact

Dr. Matthew Rosen, director of studies/contact person