Undergraduate Program | Kent State University

Undergraduate Program

Combine fascinating study with practical career training.

  • Enjoy the use of state-of-the-art facilities
  • Travel the world
  • Be marketable to a wide array of industries
  • Pursue a variety of career paths
  • Fulfill your LER, College Diversity or Writing Intensive requirements

Geoffrey Niumama poses on half-fallen coconut palm in 2007.Students performing experiments in a lab.A Ph.D. student researching embryonic development.A degree in anthropology gives you a strong liberal arts background combined with an awareness and understanding of ethnic and cultural differences and similarities-- skills sought after by businesses worldwide. An anthropology degree from Kent State University can open the door for a career in academia, with a museum, as a documentary filmmaker, in a government agency, as a research analyst, in the field of sustainable development and much more.

Kent State University’s Anthropology department has a team of faculty experienced in three disciplines of anthropology: archaeologycultural anthropology and biological anthropology. Our courses are taught in our well-equipped and configured Lowry Hall facility. We have two small seminar rooms, a 40-seat teaching classroom and a 140-seat auditorium available for standard courses. There is also a teaching lab for undergraduate courses focusing on analytical and laboratory methods. A computer lab with up to date statistical software is available for graduate students and Anthropology majors.

The Department of Anthropology at Kent State University offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, minors in Anthropology and Forensic Anthropology as well as three LER’s, three writing intensive courses, and seven courses that meet University Diversity course standards. Students accepted into the M.A. program focus on one of the three fields. Biological anthropology students can earn a Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences, Biological Anthropology Program.

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