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Anthropology BS

Discover Humanity and Diversity

The Anthropology major at the University of Central Missouri is for students planning to attend graduate school or seeking employment in museums, forensic science labs, or cultural resource management.

Anthropology’s goal is to explore and describe the nature of humans as evolving, cultural beings. It helps you become more than an intellectual tourist, isolated from others. Instead, you become eager and able to contribute to the rich diversity of the rapidly changing world. 


Engaged Learning: Many Hands-on Learning Opportunities

Whether working on a field school excavation, doing ethnographic interviews or examining biological specimens in a lab, Anthropology provides many opportunities for engaged experiential learning.   Click here to see the brochure for the Anthropology degree.

Anthropology students in lab


More About UCM's Anthropology Major

What Can I Do with an Anthropology Major?

You can go to graduate school in Anthropology or seek employment in museums, forensic science labs, or cultural resources management.

Field-Based Experiences

You will participate in field-based experiences through study tours of England, Cuba, or the Middle East, field schools that involve excavations, and/or museum and archival internships.

Anthropology Out of the Classroom

You can join our very active Anthropology Club, attend and give papers at academic conferences, take field trips, attend film festivals, and meet with Anthropology professionals active in the field. 

Annual Trip To Great Britain

The Anthropology program leads an annual study abroad experience to London.

Summer School

Anthropology offers a summer field school every other summer. Get your hands dirty!


Dr. Jeff Yelton
Professor of Anthropology
Wood Hall 136
Tel: 660-543-4427 or 660-543-4404


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