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Anthropology Student Handbook

Welcome to Anthropology

We have prepared a "handbook" to introduce you to the department and its resources.  Please call or email the department and a cd will be sent to you.

The packet includes the following information:

  • Orientation to the Department of Anthropology
  • What is Anthropology?
  • Marketable Skills of Anthropology Majors
  • Where Dreams Meet Reality
  • Faculty Advisor/Student Responsibility
  • BA Anthropology
  • Minimum Competence
  • Anthropology Major Course Sequence
  • Anthropology Major Planning Chart
  • 10 Great Hints for Good Advisement and Academic Success
  • Anthropology Major/Minor and Careers
  • Junior Year Experience: Study Abroad
  • Expanding Your Horizons: Study Abroad, Worldwide Internships, Archaeological Fieldwork
  • Selected Resources in Anthropology
  • College Library Journals
  • Mission and Goals in Anthropology
  • What is Anthropology Club?
  • What is Lambda Alpha?
  • Professional Membership: Cultural Survival
  • Professional Membership: RAS
  • Career Options – Four Sub-fields
  • Preservation Career
  • Planning for a Graduate Degree Program
  • Senior Year Action Steps
  • Recommendation Form
  • Strong Vocabulary Words
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume Guide
  • Networking Cover Letter
  • Graduate School Guidance
  • The Interview
  • Anthropology Major Handbook


Again, welcome to the department. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to consult with any and all of the faculty.

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