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Anthropology offers students the opportunity to broaden their exposure to peoples and cultures of the world, both now and in the past. The four-field approach considers the biological, cultural, prehistoric and linguistic aspects of human diversity. Home of Archaeological and Historical Services of EWU. Careers include working with private sector archaeology firms, state and federal government agencies, and community non-profit organizations.

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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.

    Degree Options

    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.

      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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      Department of Geography and Anthropology
      103 Isle Hall
      Cheney, WA 99004

      phone: 509.359.2433
      fax: 509.359.2474

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