Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

About Anthropology, BS

In the Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, you will learn about human societies, cultures, and biological diversity, now and in the past. Through classroom lectures, research projects, and experiential learning, you’ll gain critical thinking skills, cultural competency, and research expertise. Join us in making a positive impact on the world through the fascinating lens of anthropology.

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Why Study Anthropology at CWU?

The Anthropology Department offers many opportunities for you to interact with your field in-person.

From summer field programs to research projects, you’ll be well-prepared for a career in the field upon graduation. Unlike most universities, CWU has both a BA and BA in Anthropology. Both will serve many goals, but the BS requires more breadth, theory, and a statistics course, while the BA is more flexible and a few less credits.   

Where is this program offered?  

How much does this program cost?  

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU. 

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. 

Careers and Opportunities  

Graduates with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from CWU can pursue diverse career opportunities in various fields. Some potential career paths for Anthropology graduates include: 

  • Archaeologist 
  • Cultural Resource Manager 
  • Community Development Specialist 
  • Social Justice Advocate 
  • Cultural Consultant/Cross-Cultural Specialist 

The median pay for an anthropologist is $61,910 per year, and some fields are in high demand, like archaeology and cultural anthropology in technology.  


Scholarship Opportunities

The Anthropology Department offers many scholarships to help you invest in your future such as the Barlow Immersive Anthropology Award, Wilson Archaeology Scholarship, and opportunities for research. Learn more about Student Funding and Research.

Summer Field Experience

Our Department offers exciting Summer Field Programs in archaeology and forensics. These programs provide you with fieldwork experiences, so you can gain valuable skills and insights in the field of Anthropology.

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Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies

Department Secretary:
357A Dean Hall
1200 Wildcat Way
(509) 963-3201

Department Chair:
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