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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 may major in anthropology or they may combine the study of anthropology with other majors or minors. The following degrees are offered in anthropology:
A certificate in applied anthropology is also available to degree-seeking students.
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.Format:
Core coursework includes the following:
Anthropologists enjoy a variety of career options, including working with:
Visit gvsu.edu/anthropology for more career options.
The B.A. or B.S. in Anthropology at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual accounting job postings.
Source: EMSI, 2020
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.
“We have expanded the program to give students hands-on experience working in the local community and in countries around the world. Students come to GVSU specifically for the anthropology program.”