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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 for graduation.

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 that:

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.

Anthropology Majors

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 research projects.

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.


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