Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Why Choose Anthropology at WIU?

  • Students take part in ground-breaking research with grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education
  • Opportunity to build relationships with regional institutions, including the Field Museum of Natural History and the Dickson Mounds Museum
  • Student led Western Anthropology and Sociology Club sponsors activities like film nights, field trips, ancient metal working and job search workshops
  • Summer archaeological field school: Students explore the prehistoric past or take part in a short-term study abroad and explore life in a different culture
  • Students can pursue a major or minor in anthropology in the classroom, online, or in a combination of both formats
  • WIU's Online Anthropology Degree is ranked Seventh in the Nation

Program Availability

  • Macomb
  • Online

Job Placements of WIU Graduates

  • Renewable Energy Specialist, Siemens; Ft. Madison, IA
  • Base Manager at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater; Red Rocks, AZ
  • Cancer Center at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute; San Diego, CA
  • Jacent Strategic Merchandising, Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • Museum Curator, The Fort Museum and Frontier Village, Ft. Dodge, Iowa
  • Forensic Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, US Department of Testing Laboratories, Inc.