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Bachelor's degree in Anthropology

B.A. and B.S. in anthropology; minor

The goal of anthropology is to understand people by studying human behavior and beliefs from all times and places. The undergraduate anthropology program at K-State provides an excellent background for students pursuing graduate programs in the social sciences or careers that involve interaction with the general public.

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Students in many majors, such as anthropology, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

K-State's anthropology faculty have worked on every major continent. Their dedication to serving undergraduate students has won them several of the most prestigious university, state and national teaching awards as well as brought worldwide recognition to the program. 

Anthropology helps dispel racial or cultural superiority myths and has expanded our knowledge of the human experience. At K-State, majors have numerous opportunities to conduct hands-on research and present their results at conferences and in publications. Important employers include federal, state and municipal governments.

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Did you know?

More than 90 percent of students find relevant jobs or choose to continue their education within three months of graduation.

What courses will I take in anthropology?

In the program, majors study in the four key subfields of anthropology guided by a stimulating curriculum that helps students understand the relationship between physical and sociocultural aspects of human beings, as well as prehistoric and contemporary cultures.

In addition to developing skills in writing and critical analysis that prepare them for their futures, students can acquire field and lab experience in archaeology and biological anthropology. Classes in ethnographic and linguistic methods also are available. The four subfields are:

  • Cultural anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology

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How can I continue my education?

Minor in Anthropology
Sociology (M.A.)
Sociology (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in anthropology?

A degree in anthropology trains students for life in today's world of distinct cultural traditions linked through international trade, migration and communication. Careers are available in areas including:

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