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Image of two GVSU Anthropology students on a historical site. Photo taken pre-COVID.

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.


Fieldwork Opportunities

Students participate in fieldwork with faculty and locally-based field schools.

Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad opportunities are available.

Diverse Employment Opportunities

Anthropologists are often hired by big companies such as Microsoft and Google for their cultural expertise.


Program Overview

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:

A certificate in applied anthropology is also available. You may also choose to minor in archaeology or anthropology.

Why Study Anthropology at Grand Valley?


Program Details