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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:

  • Archaeology
  • 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.