BA or BS in Anthropology
ENMU sets students up for a career in anthropology by using hands-on teaching techniques. Students will be prepared to continue their education or get a job in their sub-field.
Complete the form below to get more information about our B.A. or B.S. in Anthropology
Small class sizes make hands-on experiences possible. Students will be able to work with real collections, GIS software, curation, field research/work, and to-scale bone casts, and can participate in student-led research projects.
A Unique Vantage Point
ENMU's location is great to study America’s earliest and current Native American cultures. The Blackwater Draw National Landmark, a significant site in North America, is near campus, and the Museum is on campus.
ENMU is one of the most affordable degree programs in the Southwest. You don't have to take on a huge debt burden to get a degree.
Student Success! That's What We're About!
Additional information about this program to effectively introduce the highlights listed below.
- Field schools and field trips enrich your time working on a degree.
- Local and on-campus museums provide learning opportunities and hands-on experiences.
- Anthropology majors can look forward to a variety of career options.
- Classes are small and taught in person to give students personal attention and relevant hands -on experiences.
- The Blackwater Draw National Landmark is 8 miles from campus and the Blackwater Draw Museum is on campus.
- Faculty are involved in research covering many fields including cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology/forensics.
- Students may participate in an accelerated BA/BS to MA plan to shorten the time to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in anthropology.
- Students have internship opportunities.
- Study Culture!
- Study Science Collections.
Apply today or fill out the form to contact an advisor to see if this program is a good fit for you.
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Professor, Mathematics, Interim Department Chair, Anthropology
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Why study Anthropology?
Anthropology majors can look forward to a variety of career options. Opportunities abound in cultural resource management, heritage preservation, museum management, field research, tourism, advertising, journalism, the arts, forensic anthropology, non-profit organizations, government agencies, mass media, and teaching. Discover the rich history of New Mexico through studying Anthropology.
Why study Anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University?
The university's location provides a unique vantage point to study America's earliest as well as contemporary Native American cultures.
The Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark, located eight miles north of Portales, is one of the most well-known and significant archaeological sites in North America.
The Blackwater Draw Museum, located on campus, provides learning opportunities and hands-on experiences.
Students get personal attention and relevant hands-on experiences because classes are small and taught in person by faculty who are engaged in research.
The Anthropology Program offers an accelerated BA/BS to MA plan to shorten the time to complete both bachelor's and master's degrees in anthropology.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered by Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, there are also many scholarships for current students available through the ENMU Foundation.
Hands-On Experience/Special Opportunities
Hands-on experiences include work with real collections, GIS software, in-class fieldwork, curation, field research/work, to-scale bone casts, and student-led research projects.
Faculty and Advising
The program faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time to help you take the next step in your professional career. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise so you get the academic advice you need, when you need it.
Academic Help and Resources
We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school-related projects and assignments.
We also have online databases, journal article, and eBooks accessible through the Golden Library. ENMU librarians are available virtually, via phone and email to provide assistance, so you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources, even if you're sitting in front of your computer at home.
Service and Mutual Interest Organizations
If you would like to get more involved, ENMU provides the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in our many organizations. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations including the Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club, and the Culture Club.
If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.
Anthropology majors can look forward to a variety of career options. Opportunities abound in cultural resource management, heritage preservation, museum management, field research, tourism, laboratory research, advertising, journalism, the arts, forensic anthropology, non-profit organizations, government agencies, mass media, and teaching.
Some potential careers open to graduates are:
- Cultural resource management
- Heritage preservation
- Museum management
- Field research
- Laboratory research
- Forensic anthropology
- The arts
- Non-Profit organizations
- Mass media
Career Services for Students
Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students, so if you are looking for a job, we can help you find it.
We offer many resources including various workshops throughout the year covering topics like resume writing, interviewing for jobs, and more! As an ENMU student, if you’re interested in individual help for things like networking, social media for success, resume writing, and mock interviews, our staff is available to help.
High School Courses
If you are interested in majoring in this program at ENMU, your high school curriculum should include history, science, and english/writing.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Anthropology Degree Information
You can learn more about this degree and view course information in the Undergraduate Catalog.