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The University offers a bachelor of science (BS) 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.
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.
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.
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.