Anthroplogy students

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Courses Degree Requirements Advising Resources

Anthropology is the holistic study of humankind. Anthropologists are interested in understanding the world’s diverse cultures, their prehistory, the relationships between biology and culture, and the impact of language on our perceptions of the world. WSU Vancouver emphasizes a foundation in the four fields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology and linguistics.

At WSU Vancouver, you will learn scientific concepts, theories and methods, and any relationships they have to cultural biases, and an appreciation for human diversity at all levels. Anthropological study provides training particularly well suited to the 21st century. The local and regional economies are increasingly international; work forces and markets are increasingly diverse; participatory management and decision making are increasingly important; and communication skills are increasingly in demand.

  1. Logical, critical and analytical thinking
  2. Verbal and written communication
  3. Statistical and computational analysis
  4. Data collection, interpretation and analysis
  5. Diversity, inclusion and intercultural communication

Archeologist, social advocate (human rights/social justice), bilingual educator, forensic expert, global health professional, historic preservation specialist, information researcher, documentary filmmaker, international business professional, environmental and social impact assessor, international law expert, genetics counselor, librarian, management consultant, government professional, marketing specialist, communication specialist, historical archeologist, museum curator, publishing director, health care specialist, tourism professional, social services professional

Graduate program

You can also earn a Ph.D. in anthropology on the Vancouver campus. For more information, see Graduate Studies in the Department of Anthropology.