Anthropology (B.S.)

Description

The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in anthropology that prepares students for a variety of careers including museum and foundation work, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and positions with cultural resource management firms. The program is also excellent preparation for graduate studies.

  • The Anthropology Program focuses on the interrelationships of humans and the environment including human adaptation, the emergence of humans, and the influence of humans in the environment.
  • Coursework includes a required core of anthropology courses—plus elective coursework in anthropology and other academic areas of interest.  The flexibility available in the selection of electives enables each student to tailor the program to meet specific career goals. The program recommends completion a minor.
  • Students benefit from one-on-one guidance from dedicated faculty mentors with diverse expertise. Most hold doctoral degrees—and all engage in research and scholarly publication. Coursework is further enriched with lectures and presentations by visiting scholars from abroad.
  • Classroom activities and research are enhanced by state-of-the-art laboratories, field camps, and fieldwork as part of faculty research projects around the nation. Internships are available. Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs, which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
  • A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with other students and professionals in the industry. Student organizations include Gamma Theta Upsilon, Kappa Nu Chapter, the Anthropology Club, and the Environmental Club. In addition, the department regularly hosts special events.

Required Courses

Careers

Graduates are qualified for a variety of careers, including museum and foundation work, positions in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and positions with cultural resource management firms. Many pursue graduate degrees in areas such as cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology. Others pursue degrees and careers in law, medicine, social services, primary or secondary education, international studies, and foreign service. One subfield of anthropology, archeology, is rapidly expanding because of federal and state mandates to protect cultural resources. Environmentally trained archeologists are hired by state and federal agencies, universities, museums, and also by companies in the rapidly expanding private sector.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers a number of scholarships and awards.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Earth and Environmental Systems
Indiana State University
812-237-2261

 

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

Tools

Contact

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Earth and Environmental Systems
Indiana State University
812-237-2261