Exciting ENMU Anthropology Programs

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Eastern New Mexico University offers anthropology, the study of humanity, both past and present, in four subdivisions.

  • Archaeology – the study of past cultures
  • Biological Anthropology – the study of human diversity and the evolution of the human family
  • Cultural Anthropology – the study of living humans and their culture
  • Linguistic Anthropology – concentrates on the relationship between language and culture

Along with the undergraduate major or minor in anthropology programs, ENMU also offers a nationally recognized graduate program.  See below for a sampling of the programs.  

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts in Anthropology, Emphasis in Archaeology

This program prepares students who wish to immediately work in the field as well as those who want to go on and get a graduate degree.  As a student, you will be taught by practicing archaeologists with a range of specialties that include: ceramic analysis, historic preservation, Geoarchaeology, cultural resource management, plains archaeology, osteology, Paleoindian archaeology and faunal analysis.  ENMU’s anthropology undergraduate degree can typically be completed in four years.  

  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology

ENMU’s nationally recognized master’s degree in anthropology is more than four decades old and will prepare you for a career in archaeology or to pursue a doctoral degree.  The program focuses on the archaeology of the U.S. Southwest and offers lots of hands-on experience.  As a student of the program, you will have a choice of the following areas of coursework: Southwest archaeology, Paleoindian studies, lithic technology, GIS, quantitative methods, hunter-gatherers, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology, and historic preservation, among others.  ENMU graduates from this program work in government agencies and for private contractors, universities and community colleges, and Ph.D. programs across the country.

We encourage you to visit the ENMU website for more information about undergraduate and graduate Anthropology programs.  ENMU’s unique Southwest location offers anthropology students a broad array of resources and opportunities that are not available at many other universities.

ENMU is New Mexico’s largest regional comprehensive university and offers more than 90 undergraduate, graduate and certificate options. They have a diverse student body that consists of individuals from all ages, backgrounds, interests and points of view. With affordable tuition and flexible course schedules, an ENMU education is tailored to your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. 

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