General Description / Special Programs
Curriculum emphasizes holistic, four-field, biocultural examination of contemporary, archaeological, and evolutionary cultures and populations. Curriculum prepares students for graduate studies and employment in diverse areas of applied and academic anthropology. Numerous opportunities for student experiential learning. Institutional home of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, which works with state and federal agencies, nonprofits, and the public to interpret, preserve, and protect archaeological sites in Kentucky; undertakes research into Kentucky’s rich archaeological heritage; and disseminates information on Kentucky archaeology to both professional and nonprofessional audiences.
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Degrees Offered Anthropology BA, minor
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
30 semester hours (15 hours core courses, 9 hours concentration courses, 6 hours elective courses); concentrations in archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, cultural resource management; second major or minor required.
Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info Opportunities for students to work on faculty grants and research projects, complete lab practica and independent studies, and work on Kentucky Archaeological Survey projects.
Grants Or Funding Du-Powell Scholarship in Anthropology
Program Details
Research Facilities Anthropology Lab with extensive archaeological and osteological teaching and research collections, fossil and primate casts, faunal comparative collection, South American and Liberian cultural collections, and computers/printers. Ethnographic Visual Production Lab with Panasonic video cameras, audio and lighting equipment, and editing stations. Zoom recorders and other ethnographic field equipment. Collaborations with diverse community partners.
Misc Information Ethnographic Visual Production Lab YouTube Channel
Certs Offered 0
Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropologists
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: Department offers online sections of introductory courses and selected upper-level courses.
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Advisor: Darlene Applegate
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1