JMU Major: Anthropology
The program is strongly practice-oriented and encourages students to participate in internships, field schools, independent studies, and special topics that allow them to broaden their anthropological awareness. All of the faculty are actively involved in significant research within their chosen areas of study. This scholarship is not only reflected in courses that are current and informed by practical experience, but also in a wide range of opportunities for students to be mentored by faculty in collaborative research projects.
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare Anthropology as their major when they register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form to the Anthropology program coordinator in Sheldon Hall, room 122.
Students must receive at least a "C-" grade in a course to have it count toward the anthropology major.
Remain in good academic standing with at least a cumulative GPA of 2.00.