Study humankind and all its fascinating diversity through space and time. Anthropology is a broad field with a wide variety of career opportunities. Take advantage of the opportunities available within Eastern Kentucky University’s anthropology program, like Archaeology Field School, Primate Field School, ethnographic research and study abroad.

Degree Concentrations

Bachelor’s Minors
Anthropology Anthropology


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Education and outreach (K-12 and higher ed)
  • Cultural resource management
  • Contract archaeology and field technician
  • Historic preservation
  • Museum curation and project design
  • Zoos
  • Community development
  • Advocacy for human rights
  • Design and marketing
  • International development
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Management and human resources
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Tourism / heritage
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Public health

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Environmental Law and Policy Center (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Morris County Historical Society (Morristown, N.J.)
  • Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services Laboratory (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • Graduate programs in public administration, sociology, history, museum studies, organizational psychology, historic preservation and anthropology
  • Internships with the Daniel Boone National Forest

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the EKU Anthropology program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Anthropology Scholarship (contact Evelyn Jones)
  • Kennamer Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Layne-Wood Study Abroad Scholarship


Eastern Kentucky University Anthropology Program