Declaring the Major and Advising Procedures
The current Advising Coordinator is Dr. Michael Ohnersorgen.
To declare an anthropology major, go to Arts & Sciences Advising in 303 Lucas and fill out the Declaration of Major form. Eventually, your file will be sent to the anthropology department and we will send you a letter inviting you to meet with the Advising Coordinator (or you may set up an appointment yourself at any time by calling 516-6020). The Advising Coordinator will assign you an advisor whose interests are compatible with your own. You should meet with your advisor before you register for classes as you will need your advisor's signature to register. Either the Coordinator or your Advisor can answer your questions about the major or minor. Complete information about requirements, as well as course descriptions can be found in the Bulletin, available for all students in 303 Lucas.
A Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology is offered with a focus on applied and theoretical skills. Within the anthropology major, a student may choose to informally emphasize cultural anthropology or archaeology. Paid undergraduate positions are available on a competitive basis to anthropology majors as teaching assistants and faculty research assistants.
The Minor in Anthropology is designed to offer students a flexible introduction to the fundamentals of the discipline to complement their major field of study. A minor is advisable for anyone planning a career with intercultural or international dimensions, where knowledge of cultural systems, environments, values and symbols is useful.
The Certificate in Archaeology provides applied training in both laboratory and field methods to students who could be hired to assist professional archaeologists in area firms. Internships can be arranged with the University of Missouri - St. Louis archaeology lab or with a local institution.
The Greek Studies Certificate, which combines course offerings from several departments, makes it possible for students to earn the equivalent of a minor in Greek Studies.