Anthropology FAQ


  • Most of your questions can be answered by visiting the Programs section of our website. If you don’t find answers to your questions there, please contact the Department for further assistance.

    • If you are interested in learning about other cultures, both past and present
    • If you enjoy learning new ways to think about what it means to be human
    • If you want to explore human origins
    • If you would like to gain hands-on experience through fieldwork and internships

    Then anthropology could be the major for you. Anthropology offers a unique combination of the humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences. If you enjoy a broad range of interests in these areas, then you may wish to pursue a major in anthropology.

  • Currently our department offers General Education requirements as follows:

    Area D2: Natural Sciences 
    • GEOG 1112K: Weather and Climate
    • GEOG 1113K: Introduction to Landforms
    • ANTH 1105: Introduction to Physical Anthropology
    • GEOG 1110: The Digital Earth
    • GEOG 1112K: Weather and Climate
    • GEOG 1113K: Introduction to Landforms
    •  GEOG 1125: Resources, Society, and the Environment 
    Area E4: Social Sciences
    • GEOG 1101: Introduction to Human Geography
    • ANTH 1102: Introduction to Anthropology 
  • Please refer to the Advising tab on our website here

    Students can contact faculty members in the department if they have questions about the program, field schools or internship opportunities, or pursuing anthropology in graduate school.

  • Please see flyer for details

  • The Minor in Anthropology requirements can be found on the Programs section of our departmental website.
  • The distinguishing feature of the KSU program is the addition of an applied component which directly links a student’s anthropology study to their professional goals. We do this by requiring an internship experience for all anthropology majors. Our students graduate with experience in a job related to anthropology.
  • Yes. We have faculty members who routinely offer field work opportunities for students in Belize, Greece, India, and West Africa. In addition, you may attend field schools run by other universities. Talk with your advisor before applying for a field work opportunity to see how it can fulfill your degree requirements.
  • Yes. Anthropology is an excellent foundation for many careers. Anthropologists are often hired because of their multicultural experiences and their excellent communication skills. Anthropology is also one of the most common majors for students who enter medical or law school. You may find employment opportunities directly related to anthropology in fields such as:
    • Cultural Resource Management Firms
    • Museums
    • Zoos
    • Government Agencies
    • Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
    • Private Companies
    • Other institutions that seek out employees with a good liberal arts background

    The American Anthropological Association's Careers in Anthropology page and the Archaeological Institute of America's Career Services page both offer examples of the many career fields available in anthropology. Please also visit the links available on our Internships and Career Opportunities page for additional career information.

  • Faculty members in the Department of Geography & Anthropology are here to assist you.

    Books of interest: 
    Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or Ph D. Robert L Peters 
    The Grad School Handbook. Richard Jerrard and Margot Jerrard