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Welcome to the Anthropology Program

at Eastern Washington University!  

To see video interviews with anthropologists from the Smithsonian Institute about what anthropologists do and how to become one, click here.

What are the degree options?

The Department of Geography and Anthropology offers both a major and a minor in anthropology. Courses include biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology is designed to meet the needs of students who want to:

  1. Broaden their undergraduate exposure to other peoples and cultures of the world, as a part of their general education;
  2. Prepare for graduate studies in Anthropology; or
  3. Undertake an undergraduate program leading to work in such fields such as cultural resource management, public health, and community outreach.

In addition, the department also offers a Master's of Arts degree in Critical GIS and Public Anthropology.

The department also has a research unit, Archaeological and Historical Services, where students can volunteer and some internships may be arranged both with AHS and other entities. The department has a number of physical facilities available for student use, including a physical anthropology laboratory, a cartography laboratory, a GIS laboratory and a map library.

What can I do with my degree?

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