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Anthropology Major

Major, minor, and general education requirements are determined by the University Catalog for the year that a student first enrolls as a degree seeking student. It is possible change catalog years, but students must notify the registrar and will be bound by the new catalog year for all other requirements (graduation, general education, other majors and minors).

Anthropology Major Requirements

The links below provide direct links to general education and major requirements as well as four-year plans and course descriptions in the NKU Undergraduate Catalog:

Anthropology Major Checklists

For more information, please contact our current faculty advisors.

In the words of the American Anthropological Association, “Only anthropology seeks to understand the whole panorama--in geographic space and evolutionary time--of human existence.” To study anthropology is to explore the many avenues of what it means to be human.

Among the many places NKU's anthropologists have conducted research are Australia, Belize, Fiji, Ghana, Ireland, Japan, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Thailand, Uganda, and a variety of places in the United States. NKU anthropologists participate in Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky (ASK), as well as regional, national, and international anthropology organizations.

Anthropology majors are encouraged to participate in anthropology related student organizations. Each year NKU Anthropology presents the Outstanding Student in Anthropology Award and the Award for Academic Excellence in Anthropology.

Anthropology majors have many opportunities for study in the broader world outside the classroom--locally, nationally, and internationally.

For more information, please contact our current faculty advisors.