Do you ever wonder what it means to be human? Anthropologists seek to answer this question by investigating the human condition in all times and all places. Human genetics, the origin of our species, the rise and fall of civilizations, world languages, and the wide diversities of peoples, cultures, and religions are just some of the topics you can explore through anthropology. This discipline is the broadest social science and is unique in its cross-cultural and holistic perspectives. The program offers courses in all four of the anthropological sub-disciplines: biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. A major in anthropology provides a firm basis for exploring careers in museums, aid agencies, business, government, forensics, and teaching. Both majors and non-majors can take part in local and international field and laboratory experiences that provide the opportunity to contribute to current anthropological research. Completing the archaeological field school gives students hands-on experience in excavating an archaeological site. This course trains participants for immediate employment in public archaeology. The program is offered only at the Clarion campus.
Minor in Anthropology
Anthropologists seek to discover what it means to be human. Anthropology minors will enhance any chosen career by learning more about human genetics, the origin of our species, the rise and fall of civilizations, world languages, and the wide diversities of peoples, cultures and religions. The minor requires 18 credits in Anthropology coursework including ANTH 211. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.
Minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that complements a major in any field, especially anthropology, education, international business, art, political science, or modern languages. This interesting and dynamic minor prepares you to work abroad or with diverse populations in the United States. There are 18 credits in this minor. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.