Anthropology Dept

Why Study Anthropology at Ball State?

At Ball State, you will be given all of the tools you need to be a successful anthropology student.

With our state-of-the-art labs and technology, you'll have the opportunity to use equipment the pros use for detailed research and analysis. You will also benefit from personal attention and direct interaction with expert faculty and staff inside and outside the classroom, as well as small class sizes—averaging 20 to 25 students each—in your major.

We believe in offering you hands-on, real-world learning experiences that will immerse you in your major. Our field study and study abroad trips will help you learn more about culture and people in places like South Africa, Romania, the Southwest and other summer field studies opportunities. Professional internships will provide job experience that you can add to your résumé. Students have done internships at a variety of places like museums, government agencies, and national parks, to name a few.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to pursue a master’s degree or an exciting career. Our students have found employment in areas such as journalism, information research, and teaching. And as you near graduation, we'll help you find jobs or a suitable graduate school.