Bachelor of Science

Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 120 Hours

As a Anthropology major, you will gain skill in critical thinking, cross-cultural perspective, and practical understanding of today's social issues.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science program in Anthropology gives students a wide-ranging overview of the fascinating scientific study of humanity: human behavior, human biology, and the lifestyles of human societies, past and present. Courses include both biological anthropology, studying human biology and behavior; cultural anthropology, understanding cultural meaning, norms and values; and archaeology, exploring the evidence of human activity in the past.

Anthropology focuses the modern tools of science and research on the challenges faced by communities, nations, and the world. Anthropology enriches our perspectives about the world around us and broadens our understanding of different cultures.

Bachelor of Science program in Anthropology includes real-world experience

The Bachelor of Science program in Anthropology at A&M-Central Texas includes opportunities for real-world experience.

The BS Anthropology at A&M-Central Texas is a generalist degree, giving students foundations in Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Archaeology. Students may choose to specialize in a certain area through course electives. The program provides the background necessary for employment in related professions — including cultural resource management, healthcare, forensics, or community development — or as a preparation for graduate study in Anthropology or other disciplines.

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Anthropology students in the field

The Priddy Cabin, located in the small town of Maxdale, Texas, is believed to be one of the earliest structures in this former nineteenth-century boom town. The cabin was an excavation site for Dr. Christine Jones and the students in her Archaeology Field School class. Their goal? Find artifacts that could date the site and give insight to what life was like at this early settlement.

Anthropology students in the Lab

Our anthropology program provides opportunities for students in the laboratory setting. In courses such as forensic anthropology, human osteology, and biological anthropology, students gain hands-on experience with the human skeleton and more in our state-of-the-art laboratory classroom. In addition to interactive lab components, students are also able to participate in outdoor activities and archaeology public outreach events.

students in anthropology lab

Areas of Study

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Human Osteology
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Myth and Ritual
  • Bioarcheology

Career Opportunities

  • Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
  • Education
  • Outreach Archaeology
  • Healthcare and Medicine
  • Forensics
  • International and Public Health
  • Historic Preservation
  • Museum and Curation Work
  • Community-based Research Organizations
  • Ethnography and Cultural Anthropology
  • Community Development
  • Market Research

Program Information

Program Contact

Dr. Christine Jones
Department: Social Sciences
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Room: HH-204C

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