Bachelor of Science or Arts in Anthropology, Emphasis in Cultural Anthropology

Starting July 1st, this emphasis will be discontinued and replaced by the Bachelor of Science or Arts in Anthropology. This change aims to provide a more comprehensive and up-to-date curriculum that better aligns with the current demands of the field. Please see the Bachelor of Science or Arts in Anthropology for the new degree information.

Program of Study

If you are interested in the daily lives of people around the world, a major in anthropology, with an emphasis in cultural anthropology will broaden your horizons and give you the tools to ask questions about the world around you. The time required to earn your degree in anthropology varies with each student, but this degree can reasonably be completed in four years.

Special Services and Opportunities

We provide opportunities for hands-on learning in our courses. In the Blackwater Draw Museum you have a chance to work on the display and cataloging of important collections and analysis of artifacts, while our field school provides additional opportunities for hands-on research experience.


Our faculty members are committed to responsible academic advising. We are specialists in our areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission to the programs we advise. We have a reputable record regarding student success in the anthropology field.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

Mu Alpha Nu, our student club, provides you the opportunity to use your anthropology skills, participate in field trips and hold leadership positions on campus. Blackwater Draw Archaeology site and the museum offer special opportunities on and off campus.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans, and scholarships offered University-wide, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers 37 scholarships for current ENMU students, including scholarships available exclusively to anthropology majors: the Anthropology Faculty Scholarship and the Peggy Tozer Scholarship in Anthropology. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs to help finance their education.

Career Opportunities

As an anthropology major, you can look forward to a career such as:

  • Anthropologist
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Technical writer
  • Museum technician
  • Research assistant
  • Linguist
  • Tour guide
  • Park naturalist
  • Urban planner
  • Foreign service officer
  • Health researcher
  • Human resource manager
  • Immigration inspector

The office of Counseling and Career Services offers job placement assistance to all students.

High School Courses

If you are interested in pursuing anthropology, the following high school courses will help prepare you for college studies: computer skills and normal high school graduation requirements for English, science and social science (social studies).

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Anthropology degree, including the courses you will take when you're an anthropology major at Eastern.


Erik Stanley

Dr. Erik Stanley

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 135

Phone: 575.562.2322