Anthropology Honors Program

  • Top students can enter the Honors Program for Anthropology

    The honors program is open by departmental permission to declared anthropology majors with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and a 3.25 GPA in anthropology courses.

    Students complete ANTH 483; CHSS 489 (a multidisciplinary colloquium emphasizing problem-solving, discussion, reading, and writing on a topic or theme); and HNRC 499, which fulfills the Liberal Studies Synthesis requirement. To determine how honors track courses will integrate into existing requirements for the anthropology major, students should consult their advisors.

    To apply, students must petition the department honors committee for admission no earlier than the completion of their sophomore year. An application must be filed with the chairperson of the Department of Anthropology and should include an application form, a letter of intent, a description of the work plan, a full transcript, and two letters of recommendation from faculty members.

    More honors options for top students

    You can also study anthropology as a student in the Cook Honors College at IUP.