General Description / Special Programs

The Anthropology Department at Beloit College was created in 1893 when Frank G. Logan founded the Logan Museum of Anthropology—the world’s largest undergraduate anthropology teaching and research museum. The department continues to foster undergraduate research experiences, which includes decolonizing the discipline through our curriculum. Faculty field and museum research projects in the Caribbean, East and Southeast Asia, Europe and the American Midwest regularly involve Beloit students. Anthropology majors are strongly encouraged to study off-campus abroad for at least one semester and develop fluency in other languages. Many students combine their anthropology major with an interdisciplinary minor such as museum studies, modern languages, or area studies. An anthropology minor is also available.

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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology BA major, minor
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
AA/AS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Beloit College requires students who major in anthropology to have a firm grounding in three subdisciplines. Our mid-level courses emphasize theory and method in order for junior and senior students to "do" anthropology. Also required are electives of interest and a capstone course. Students hoping to attend graduate school are encouraged to write a senior thesis. Depending on specific interest, a program is designed for each student to take courses in related disciplines. Students are encouraged to study relevant foreign language(s).
Experience Offered
Field Work
Internship
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Field Term experiences in which students work off campus are readily available, as are a variety of internships.

Program Details
Research Facilities

See LOGAN MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. The department has funds available to support student research projects and field experiences, offered on a competitive basis.

Library Resources Campus, department and museum libraries
Publications

See LOGAN MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Certs Offered 0
Info
Employees1 to 25
Contacts
Affiliations
See LOGAN MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: The Anthropology Club sponsors events such as speakers, social gatherings, and field trips. They also maintain Anthropology House which is a student living facility.
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0