Introduction/What is the Study of Anthropology?
Anthropology explores what it means to be human. Anthropology is the scientific study of humankind in all the cultures of the world, past and present. This study includes humankind’s physical development and creation of diverse lifestyles. The cross-cultural approach of Anthropology provides a framework for understanding all the diverse facets of what it means to be human.
Why Consider an Archaeology Concentration in Anthropology Major?
Archaeology is the “cultural anthropology” of the human past. It uses scientific field work and laboratory techniques to investigate past human societies and the processes and effects of cultural evolution through the study of material remains. The Anthropology Department has a small, but growing program in archaeology. Our program is active in regional prehistoric and historic archaeology. Both undergraduate and graduate students’ participation in fieldwork is encouraged, and necessary if one is to enter the field professionally. Unlike some professions, archaeology can be entered on some levels with a B.A. degree, although M.A. and Ph.D. work offer greater opportunities.
Arntzen Hall 320
Arntzen Hall 342
Arntzen Hall 334
Arntzen Hall 315
International Studies | Ethnologist | Museum Curator | Overseas Consultant | Researcher | Archaeologist
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
To declare, a student must have completed the following requirements:
- ANTH 301 or ANTH 303 or ANTH 335
Contact the Department of Anthropology at (360) 650-3620 or visit their office in Arntzen Hall 315 to declare the major and connect with a departmental advisor.
Advising Tips: Students are advised to declare their major early in their academic career. Anthropology advisors will provide information about the program, help develop a plan of study and answer any questions.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.