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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 the human condition. Home of Archaeological and Historical Services of EWU. Careers include: archaeology forensics, research, teaching and working with international agencies and companies.

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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 the human condition. Home of Archaeological and Historical Services of EWU. Careers include: archaeology forensics, research, teaching and working with international agencies and companies.

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    What are the degree options?

    The Department of Geography and Anthropology offers both a major and a minor in anthropology. Anthropology offers students the opportunity to broaden their exposure to peoples and cultures of the world, both now, and in the past. The four-fold approach considers the biological, cultural, prehistoric/historic and linguistic aspects of the human condition.
    Specifically, 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 felds as social work, lawand forensics, as well as business and other occupations interacting with ethnically-diverse populations or international agencies and companies.

    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.

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

    email: lknoles35@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.2433
    fax: 509.359.2474

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