Anthropology Pre-Major

Anthropology is the study of culture and biology with the goal of understanding what makes us uniquely human. In addition to documenting particular cultures, anthropologists are interested in the nature of culture and cultural change. Through its holistic approach, anthropology links the social sciences, life sciences and humanities in the exploration of human variations and universals. The focus includes the biological origins of humans, the archaeological study of past cultures, and the exploration of modern day cultural diversity. The anthropological perspective is a useful tool for understanding modern life in its global context and meeting the challenges of cross-cultural interactions.

For more information on the Anthropology program, please contact the Department Chair, Catina Williams at 618-235-2700, ext. 5520 or

Educational Program

Refer to the suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career Opportunities

A variety of careers are open to students who graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology including:

  • Anthropologist
  • Social Scientist
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Genealogist
  • Scientific Linguist
  • Historian
  • Archaeologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Museum Education Director
  • Ethnologist
  • Community Planner