Anthropology B.A., B.S.
Anthropology is the study and understanding of humans throughout time, including the effects of culture on individuals and of individuals on their society.
The anthropology program is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students can major in anthropology or they can combine the study of anthropology with other majors or minors. The following anthropology degrees are offered:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
A certificate in applied anthropology is also available. You may also choose to minor in archaeology or anthropology.
Why Study Anthropology at Grand Valley?
- Anthropological perspectives provide students with unique abilities to contribute to standard job skills such as: diversity sensitivity, management, interviewing techniques, research/program design, statistical/survey techniques, teaching/training, and communication.
- Business Insider notes anthropologists are hired by such companies as Microsoft and Google for "cultural expertise."
- Participate in program-sponsored, locally based field schools in archaeology and cultural anthropology. Explore opportunities for fieldwork and study abroad with faculty.
- Postfield independent research is conducted through the anthropology lab.
- Scholarship awards and membership opportunities in Lambda Alpha, the national anthropology honor society.