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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Department Anthropology
College Social & Behavioral Sciences
Program Website
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BA, BS
Program Description Anthropology is the study of the origins and diversity of human biology and culture. Anthropologists study the evolution and adaptations of the human species through the four major subdivisions of the discipline: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology. The major provides training in all areas of anthropology for the liberal arts major with an interest in global awareness, cultural diversity, human evolution and adaptation, prehistory, and an understanding of human behavior. For those interested in pursuing anthropology as a career, the anthropology major is also designed to prepare students for graduate training.
Admission Requirements Admission to major is granted by the department.
Minimum university admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Contact the department for application procedures.
Other Requirements Students majoring in anthropology have an advisor from their area of interest assigned to them. Questions and concerns pertaining to advising and the assignment of advisors can be answered by Advising “U”, 111 Armstrong Hall, telephone 507-389-6306, or by the department chair.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Anthropology
Minnesota State University, Mankato
358 Trafton Science Center North
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6318
Fax: 507-389-6769
College Advising College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising
Melissa Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator
114 Armstrong Hall

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