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Student Projects and Alumni Careers

Hands-On Experience is emphasized in our program, and we are one of the few undergraduate programs in the country that require majors to design and carry out an original research project, write a senior thesis, and present it before the department. This is excellent preparation for graduate school and the working world. Senior theses are on file in the department. Papers written by students from these studies have been presented at professional meetings, published in national and local journals, and presented to government agencies for use in development and planning. 

Hands-on experience in cultural anthropology has included Senior Seminar projects on:

Hands-on experience in archaeology has included Senior Seminar projects on:

Hands-on experience in biological anthropology has included:
A Senior Seminar project on the effect of sloth behavior on tamarins at the St. Louis Zoo.

Alumni Careers have included law, special education, zookeeper, writer, contract archaeologist, radiology, insurance, and many other productive careers in individual and corporate business, education, public service, government, health care, and other spheres. Our majors have also been accepted into Graduate School at UM-St. Louis, Washington University, University of Missouri-Columbia, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Texas A&M, Ohio State, The New School for Social Research, Indiana, Michigan, Chicago, UCLA, Tulane, Duke, and others.