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Anthropology majors can elect to concentrate in one of three sub-disciplines of anthropology.  Alternatively, students can take courses that give them a strong foundation across all of the sub-disciplines.  To learn more, click here.

Degree Requirements:

The degree requirements for majoring or minoring in Anthropology can be found here.


We offer a great diversity of courses, research, and field possibilities that cover all four anthropology subfields (cultural, linguistics, archaeology, and biological). To learn more, click here.

Independent Study:

We encourage our majors to conduct independent research projects (ANTH 486) with one of our faculty.  Contact an anthropology professor with who you might want to work.  Click here for a list of past independent research projects conducted by JMU anthropology majors.

Internships and Assistantships:

As an anthropology major, you can also serve as a course assistant (ANTH 485), helping a faculty member to organize and teach one of their courses.  Speak with an anthropology faculty member with whom you might be interested in working, to learn more.

Field Programs:

Several of our faculty manage field schools and programs to give our majors and other students a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in anthropology outside of the classroom.  To learn more, click here.


Student guidelines for senior honors project can be found here.

Many of our majors participate in one of three honors program tracks.  To learn more, click here.

Interested in going to graduate school?

Here are some documents our faculty put together to help you choose and get accepted into the best graduate school for you.