Why study anthropology at Missouri State?
- Courses in all four fields will provide you with a solid foundation in anthropology and a well-rounded liberal arts education.
- Laboratory classes and field schools will give you hands-on training in the practice of anthropology.
- Internships and research projects will prepare you for work and for graduate school.
- Service-learning and study abroad opportunities will allow you to experience cultures first-hand and develop the cultural competence necessary for success in a globalizing world.
Experiencing the diversity of world cultures
With a hands-on approach to learning, the anthropology program at Missouri State provides a holistic approach to the study of humans. Specifically, courses focus on the four primary fields of study within the discipline of anthropology:
- Biological anthropology
- Cultural anthropology
- Linguistic anthropology
You will learn how our species relates to and compares with other species; how humans, technology and society have evolved; the customs and traditions of the world's cultures; and the roles of language in human affairs.