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Anthropology is a deeply comparative and participatory discipline that prepares students for meaningful life and work in our diverse and ever more interconnected world. The curriculum fosters an awareness of the structure and diversity of human societies, past and present, and offers a broad range of perspectives on the experiences and meanings of being human. Students are exposed to the methods of inquiry and to the special knowledge and insights of anthropology. Courses also are intended to facilitate the application of anthropological principles to a wide range of contemporary social problems.

Career Profile

Anthropology graduates may pursue careers in nonprofit, public or private-sector fields. Majors are well-equipped for graduate training in the social sciences in pursuit of academic or applied research careers.

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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