Why Study Anthropology?
Anthropology is a subject of constant change that equips people with the transferable skills necessary to fulfill a variety of jobs, from government, private, and non-profit positions in healthcare, education, conservation, among many others. We create problem solvers with excellent critical thinking and written/oral communication skills that all employers desire. You are a human. What could be more rewarding than studying the origins and diversity of human biology and behavior? Contact a faculty member to learn more.
Discover why you should consider majoring in Anthropology. We currently offer the following undergraduate degrees:
- BS in Anthropology, concentration in General Anthropology
- BS in Anthropology, concentration in Forensic Anthropology
- BS in Anthropology, concentration in Pre-health care
- BA in Anthropology, concentration in Archaeology
- BA in Anthropology, concentration in Environmental Anthropology
- Secondary major in Anthropology
- Minor in Forensic Science
For questions regarding any of the BS and BA degrees, please contact Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Katie Binetti.
For questions regarding the Forensic Science program, please contact Mr. Jim Huggins.
We are in the process of developing a concentration in global health for both the BS and BA degrees, as well as interdisciplinary minors in archaeology, anatomy, human biology, and global health. Our planned graduate program will focus specifically on health and the environment.
Our graduates have gone on to complete graduate studies in archaeology, biological anthropology, applied anthropology, medical anthropology, history, museum studies, geology, social work, medicine, public health, law, law enforcement, forensics, education, and others.
Please be sure to make yourself aware of everything that your department and our institution has to offer you. For example, you may be interested in joining the Anthropology Society, a student organization for anyone wishing to explore the diversity of human culture, pre-history, and evolution beyond the confines of our classes. Members meet regularly and sponsor several events each year. Please contact Ms. Carol Macaulay or Dr. Garrett Cook for more information.
The Baylor Forensic Society provides community service to local law enforcement agencies and provides student members with training and hands-on experience in forensic studies. Students from any major may participate. The Society has bi-weekly meetings during the school year and usually plans two or three larger events every semester. Recent events include: assistance in local missing person searches, firearm use training, life-size, live CLUE game, mock crime scenes, murder mystery parties, practice at the gun range, video photo demonstrations and practicing various forensic techniques in preparation for a career in forensic science. Please contact Mr. Jim Huggins for more information.
Lambda Alpha (https://laanthro.org) is our national collegiate honors society for Anthropology. Baylor's chapter, Kappa of Texas, was started in 2007. Anthropology students with 12 hours completed in the major and a GPA of 3.0 are invited to join. Members may submit articles for a national student journal and may apply for competitive scholarships. Please contact Dr. Garrett Cook for more information.
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