What Can You Do with an Anthropology Major?

As one of our students, you’ll sharpen a wide range of highly applicable skills in critical thinking, communication, and analysis. You’ll graduate ready for a career in areas like environmental assessment, planning and development, or medical research.


Are you interested in one of our programs? Applying is easy, but admission to Ball State is competitive, so apply early! Review our admission requirements and steps to apply.

Also, we offer scholarships and graduate assistantships to help pay for your education.

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Activities and Opportunities

Anthropology is best learned in the field, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get out of the classroom and explore the world. Our field study experiences, study abroad programs, and internships offer excellent ways to gain experience outside the classroom. And our student organizations will let you better get to know our and your faculty and classmates.

Alumni and Friends

Even after graduation, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to stay involved with our department through annual gatherings, networking opportunities, and more.

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Department of Anthropology

Burkhardt Building (BB), Room 315
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.



Written by Annika Sharlow Anthropology – defined literally as the study of humans – is a huge field spanning several subfields and a complicated histo …

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Pepper Heimann has been accepted into and fully funded for an 8-week field school this summer titled, Archaeological Investigations of Colonial Maryla …

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Hello from the new Chair of the Anthropology department!   I have succeeded Homes Hogue, who retired in 2022 after 15 years as a professor here a …

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