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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

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

Major Code BA1934

Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521
honors.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/honors

Dr. Smoki Musaraj, director of studies/contact person
musaraj@ohio.edu
 

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

Students will need to meet entrance requirements for the Honors Tutorial College.

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. The priority deadline for application is December 1st. Depending on program capacity, a second transfer deadline in mid-April may be available.

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. The priority deadline for application is December 1st. Depending on program capacity, a second 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.