Explore your options with three tracks that all offer hands-on learning opportunities and a wide scope of career-building experiences.
Applied Anthropology, Anthropology, BA
Archaeology, Anthropology, BA
Anthropology Honors Program
Cultural Competencies Certificate
Expand your professional options with a graduate program that takes you directly into the material you'll need to advance your career.
Applied Archaeology, MA
Anthropology is the study of human kind, including its biological evolution, the nature and development of culture, diversity across the globe, and archaeology. We use the insights gained from studying the many facets of the human experience to understand
why we behave the way we do, how we differ, and how we are all alike.
The Department of Anthropology at IUP places special focus on Applied Anthropology, which uses anthropological knowledge to address practical, real-world applications, including forensic anthropology, the handling of archaeological remains to
meet state and federal regulations (CRM), or work on environmental and social issues.
Whether you are an undergraduate student looking for a major, considering graduate school, or just hoping to find out more about our field, we welcome you to explore what our department has to offer!
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The Anthropology Department is committed to combating racism through fostering inclusive and welcoming spaces for diverse students, and fostering student learning outcomes that expand the understanding of race: particularly, that race is not a biological reality, but that race and racism are cultural and social constructs that intersect with social class and other forms of social positionally to produce harm for people of color in our society and globally.
Speaker to Discuss Anthropology and UX Careers at Google
Poole Invited Presenter at International Symposium on Refugee Education
Anthropology Launches New Certificate in Cultural Competencies
Anthropology in Action Speaker to Discuss Anthropology in Biomedicine and Community Health
IUP Annual Archaeology Open House on Oct. 19 Featuring Bones, Stones, and Adventure
Anthropology Professor Collaborates on Special Issue of Forensic Anthropology
“Thousands of Years Of History” — IUP Students Uncovering History in Westmoreland-Indiana Counties