Biology/Anthropology

Biological or Physical Anthropology is the study of both present and past human variation relative to local ecologies and cultures. Biological Anthropologists specialize in human or primate anatomy, disease ecology, growth and development, forensic anthropology and osteology, medical anthropology, primate behavior, and paleoanthropology. The Biology/Anthropology major concentrates on human biology and behavioral science. 

Students interested in health-related careers find this major to be particularly attractive, because it offers greater access to courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology. In addition, it offers elective options in Biology and Anthropology courses, giving students a wide array of courses

from which to choose.

Western’s Biology Department is part of the College of Science and Engineering.

 

“[Biology/Anthropology] allows me to integrate two fields that others see as loosely connected, but are important to each other. It’s integral to understand someone’s worldview and culture and how that affects their beliefs on health.”  –Kyra Langhelm

Beyond the Classroom

The Biology program provides a wide variety of opportunities for applied practice of knowledge and skills gained in lectures and labs. Undergraduates are encouraged to engage in research alongside faculty, serve as teaching assistants for biology courses, join the Biology club, and/or develop their own extracurricular experience through the independent study option. Additionally, some upper level labs follow a project-based curriculum that resemble research experiences, and the Biology Department works with Academic and Career Development Services to promote internships for external organizations to students and alumni.    

Western’s Anthropology Club is a group of students and faculty who promote interest in the discipline of Anthropology. The club plans and promotes speakers, trips, and events which relate to all four of the subdivisions within Anthropology. The main annual event is the planning and hosting of the Anthropology Conference, which is held in conjunction with Scholar’s Week.

Careers and Graduate Studies

This major is most useful for those continuing on in applied health careers such as: Medicine, Osteopathy, Optometry, Dentistry, and others. It is also useful for Epidemiology, public health and graduate programs in Human Biology and Biological Anthropology.

Western graduates who pursue graduate studies are doing so at such schools as: 

  • Boston University: Public Health (MA) 
  • Washington State University: Entomology (PhD)
  • Midwestern University
  • Everett Community College

 

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Biology

Biology is the study of living things and encompasses areas ranging from molecular biology to ecosystem ecology. This breadth is reflected in Western's curriculum and in faculty and student research.

Western’s biology department employs a high concentration of faculty who are actively engaged in both teaching and research. Students in the Biology Department receive quality instruction from experts in the field who are committed to the education of the next generation. Modest class sizes enable faculty to facilitate small group discussions and student-centered learning activities in class. All upper level labs are taught by the faculty themselves, not graduate students. 

The B.A. in Biology is designed for students who want to make biology the focus of a liberal arts education and may not be directly interested in post-graduate study or professional careers in biology or teaching. The number of required courses in the B.A. Biology degree has been kept low to permit you to add other areas of study and courses suited to your needs and interests. Thus, it is relatively easy to pair this major with a second major or minor.

Western’s Biology Department is part of the College of Science and Engineering.

 

Beyond the Classroom

The Biology program provides a wide variety of opportunities for applied practice of knowledge and skills gained in lectures and labs. Undergraduates are encouraged to engage in research alongside faculty, serve as teaching assistants for biology courses, join the Biology club, and/or develop their own extracurricular experience through the independent study option. Additionally, some upper level labs follow a project-based curriculum that resemble research experiences.   

The Biology Department works with Academic and Career Development Services (ACDS) to promote internships for external organizations to students and alumni. If students want to make these types of internships even more meaningful, they may elect to earn credit under BIOL 496. Students enrolled in BIOL 496 while completing their internship will be encouraged to reflect on their learning through journaling and other assignments under the direction of their faculty advisor, and the credit they earn upon completion may be applied to their program requirements.

 

Julie Maurer
Biology Student

“It’s hard to say what I love most about the biology department. The classes are interesting, the professors are approachable, and it’s really easy to get involved with research.”

Careers and Graduate Studies

Notable Alumni: 

Dr. E. Peter Greenberg: Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington 

Dr. Laurie Vitt: Professor of Zoology, University of Oklahoma

George Lynn Cross: Research Professor & Curator of Reptiles, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, and Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences

 

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Sample Careers

  • Lobbyist 
  • Scientific  Illustrator 
  • Science Writer 
  • Public Outreach 
  • Nursing 
  • Physician Assistant 
  • Dental Assistant 
  • Regulatory Affairs 
  • Pathology Assistant 
  • Biological Photographer 
  • Laboratory Technician

Biochemistry

Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary program established by Western's Biology and Chemistry departments. The program is specifically designed for students who seek graduate study or employment in biochemistry or molecular biology. Western's Biochemistry major provides significant lab training, and is designed to meet diverse career goals. There is close student-faculty contact, upper division class sizes are relatively small, and students have direct access to state of the art laboratory equipment and instrumentation.

The B.S. degree in biochemistry (with greater emphasis on the physical chemical theory behind biological chemistry) is offered through Western's Chemistry Department, whereas a B.S. degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (with a different emphasis) is offered through the Biology Department.

Anne d'Aquino
Biochemistry Student (NSF GRFP Fellowship awardee)

“I decided that I wanted to conduct undergraduate research, and the professors in the Chemistry Department were encouraging and supportive. Several professors spoke to me, showed me around their lab, and even suggested that I speak with their colleagues to investigate other research that I might be interested in.” 

Beyond the Classroom

Research

Undergraduate students are encouraged to pursue faculty mentored research projects and to present the results of their research at national conferences or during Western’s annual Scholars Week. Many undergraduate students coauthor papers published in scientific literature. 

Campus Groups

The WEsTeRn Chem Club is a Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), which has garnered seven consecutive "Outstanding Chapter" awards from the ACS. The chapter gives students at Western an opportunity to gain information on educational and professional opportunities and activities. Most importantly, the chapter provides Western students with opportunities to have fun by participating in social and community service activities that help to strengthen bonds among students, faculty, and the Bellingham community.

 

Careers and Graduate Studies

Graduates have gone on to careers in medicine, aerospace, microelectronics, biotechnology, community college teaching, the energy sector, and many other fields. 

Employers of Recent Western Graduates:

  • Seattle Genetics: Research Associate
  • Center for Infectious Disease Research: Research Associate
  • University of Washington: Research Associate

Western graduates who pursue graduate studies are doing so at such schools as: 

  • Boston College: MD
  • Colorado State University: Chemistry PhD
  • Meharry Medical College: MD
  • New York Medical College: MD
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine: MD
  • University of California, Berkeley: Chemistry PhD
  • University of California, Riverside: Chemistry PhD
  • University of California, Santa Cruz: Chemistry PhD
  • University of Colorado, Boulder: (Bio)Chemistry PhD
  • University of Washington: (Bio)Chemistry PhD University of Washington: MD
  • Western University of Health Sciences: MD
  • Western Washington University: Chemistry MS

 

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Sample Careers

  • Chemical/Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Physician
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • High School Teacher
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Technical Writing
  • Dentist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Research Scientist
  • Occupational Safety Specialist
  • Veterinarian
  • Science Lab Technician
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnology Scientist
  • College Professor
  • Environmental Scientist/Consultant

Behavioral Neuroscience

The BS in Behavioral Neuroscience integrates across elements of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and psychology, to study how nervous system structure and function produces normal and abnormal behavior. For example, Behavioral Neuroscience majors study the biological basis of normal learning and memory as well as psychiatric illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and drug abuse. 

Western's Behavioral Neuroscience program, offered through the Department of Psychology, provides students with the specialized preparation, research opportunities and technological sophistication critical for success in entry-level research and healthcare positions and postgraduate training in neuroscience, medicine, dentistry and related disciplines.

 

Lauren Alfiler
Behavioral Neuroscience Student

“It’s thrilling to conduct real research and then present it to the public, who are always amazed at what undergraduate students are doing at Western. I love that Behavioral Neuroscience emphasizes our duty as researchers to teach the public about science.”

Beyond the Classroom

Behavioral Neuroscience is more than an academic major at Western, it is a family of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who collaborate in behavioral neuroscience research and outreach. Behavioral Neuroscience majors are actively involved in original research with faculty and staff, frequently coauthoring national and international conference presentations and journal articles. Students may also be involved in the Neuroscience Research Driven Students (NeRDS) Club, hosting activities that range from purely social gatherings to increasing brain awareness through outreach to K-12 public school classrooms and community laboratory tours.  

Kristin Maris
Behavioral Neuroscience Student

"Being involved in Behavioral Neuroscience research has given me valuable hands-on laboratory experience that is difficult to come by as an undergraduate. I feel a sense of fulfillment knowing that I am contributing in some small way to furthering our understanding of the neurobiology of addiction, in hopes that this research will help to identify better strategies to effectively treat addiction and facilitate rehabilitation."

Careers and Graduate Studies

Behavioral Neuroscience students at Western receive the specialized preparation critical for success in such graduate-training programs as neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, mental health, neurobiology, medicine, and dentistry. Western students have continued their studies at the following schools, among many others:  

  • Arizona State University: Neuroscience (PhD)  

  • University of Washington: Medical School (MD and PA), Dental School    

  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center: Neuroscience (PhD) 

  • Johns Hopkins University: Medical School (MD) and Neuroscience (PhD) 

  • Washington State University: Neuroscience (PhD) and Pharmacy (Pharm D)

  • University of Texas Southwestern: Immunology (PhD) 

  • Oregon Health Sciences University: Medical School (MD) and Neuroscience (PhD) 

  • University of British Columbia: Neuroscience (PhD)

For students who do not anticipate pursuing post-graduate education, the degree provides an excellent platform for entry-level positions in academia and industry. Western students have been employed by the following academic institutions and companies, among others: 

  • Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center 

  • Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories 

  • University of Washington 

  • Western Washington University 

  • Gilead Sciences 

  • Allen Institute for Brain Science

  • Fred Hutch

“Western is one of the few public institutions in the country offering an undergraduate Behavioral Neuroscience major. The success of our graduates is testimony to the strength of this new program!”

– Janet Finlay, Faculty

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Sample Careers

  • Neuroscientist  

  • Biomedical Researcher  

  • Psychiatrist  

  • Medical Doctor  

  • Dentist  

  • Pharmacist  

  • Veterinarian  

  • Physician Assistant  

  • Pharmaceutical Sales

Department of Behavioral Neuroscience

Art—P-12

The broad instructional concept of Art Education is to integrate the components of art history, art criticism, and studio art courses, university courses, and Western's Gallery Exhibition Program and permanent collection. Students learn to interpret, analyze and make intelligent judgments about art, and the skills and concepts of the studio. A grasp of the dynamic nature of a culture and the continuing extension of its visual language is a fundamental objective.    

Western’s Art P-12 program prepares students to teach pre-school through 12th grades, providing them with a strong understanding of the history, traditions, and conventions of art and art criticism. The program introduces curricular design in the arts and the four components of Discipline Based Art Education — criticism, history, aesthetics, and art studio.  

This major must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in Secondary Education and leads to an endorsement in visual arts. See Secondary Education for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements. 

Western’s Art Department is part of the College of Fine and Performing Arts

Western’s Elementary and Secondary Education Departments are part of the Woodring College of Education.

“I couldn’t have asked for better experiences in teaching students and creating work. The authentic instruction in art taught at Western will keep graduates in the forefront of the job market.” – Mariah Klemens, Student

Beyond the Classroom

Art students have unique opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience for a future career in the art world. Faculty assist students in handling and installing artworks, learning and expanding research skills, or improving critical analysis and essay-writing abilities. 

Western Art Galleries

Students play an active role in the operations of Western’s three galleries, including the Western Gallery and two student run galleries — the Viking Union and B galleries. 

Research

Art Faculty encourage students to explore the academic world through research assistantships — an invaluable experience for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the field.

Study Abroad

The Department of Art offers many opportunities to travel abroad and domestically. Students participate in unique, life-changing encounters with art and art history.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Western Art alumni have gone on to pursue their passions, including:

  • Robert McCauley: National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient and professional painter
  • Eugenie Tung: Head Teacher for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Education Program
  • Jim Goldberg: Author of seven books, National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and professional photographer
  • Virginia Troy: Associate professor of Art History at Berry College

 

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Sample Careers

  • Art Educator 
  • Art Therapy

Department of Art & Art History

Art—Elementary

The broad instructional concept of Art Education is to integrate the components of art history, art criticism, and studio art courses, university courses, and Western's Gallery Exhibition Program and permanent collection. Students learn to interpret, analyze and make intelligent judgments about art, and the skills and concepts of the studio. A grasp of the dynamic nature of a culture and the continuing extension of its visual language is a fundamental objective.  

Western's Elementary Art program prepares students to teach at the elementary grade level. The program introduces curricular design in the arts and the four components of Discipline Based Art Education — criticism, history, aesthetics, and art studio. Art education prepares students to become either elementary classroom teachers or art specialist. Elementary classroom teachers must specialize in one area in addition to the elementary education courses.  

This major satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in Elementary Education and must be accompanied by the professional program in elementary education. See Elementary Education for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements. 

Western’s Art Department is part of the College of Fine and Performing Arts

Western’s Elementary and Secondary Education departments are part of the Woodring College of Education.

Beyond the Classroom

Art students have unique opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience for a future career in the art world. Faculty assist students in handling and installing artworks, learning and expanding research skills, or improving critical analysis and essay-writing abilities. 

Western Art Galleries

Students play an active role in the operations of Western’s three galleries, including the Western Gallery and two student run galleries — the Viking Union and B galleries. 

Research

Art Faculty encourage students to explore the academic world through research assistantships — an invaluable experience for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the field.

Study Abroad

The Department of Art offers many opportunities to travel abroad and domestically. Students participate in unique, life-changing encounters with art and art history.

“I couldn’t have asked for better experiences in teaching students and creating work. The authentic instruction in art taught at Western will keep graduates in the forefront of the job market.” – Mariah Klemens, Student

 

Careers and Graduate Studies

Western Art alumni have gone on to pursue their passions, including:

  • Robert McCauley: National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient and professional painter
  • Eugenie Tung: Head Teacher for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Education Program
  • Jim Goldberg: Author of seven books, National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and professional photographer
  • Virginia Troy: Associate professor of Art History at Berry College

 

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Sample Careers

  • Art Educator 
  • Art Therapy

Department of Art & Art History

Art Studio

Art Studio, a professional undergraduate art degree, provides Western students with opportunities to create, interpret, analyze, and make informed judgments about art, studio concepts, and practices. Art studio classes are designed to familiarize students with the principles that shape and inform visual literacy and expression through a variety of practices in art making.

Art Studio includes ceramics, drawing, fiber/fabrics, inter and mixed-media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Students in the program investigate the function of art and the relationships between art, culture, artist, and audience.

The Art Studio BFA continues beyond the BA to a more advanced level.

 

Kelly Hanabusa
Art Studio Student

“Being an artist allows me to see the world and create my own interpretation of it in whatever form I want it to be. I love manipulating materials to give art a whole other dimensionality and meaning for people to consider. With art, the possibilities are endless.”

Beyond the Classroom

Art students have unique opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience for a future career in the art world. Faculty assist students in handling and installing artworks, learning and expanding research skills, or improving critical analysis and essay-writing abilities. 

Western Art Galleries

Students play an active role in the operations of Western’s three galleries, including the Western Gallery and two student run galleries — the Viking Union and B galleries. 

Research

Art Faculty encourage students to explore the academic world through research assistantships — an invaluable experience for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the field.

Internships

While in the department, students have a chance to do internships with local businesses, learning about how to employ their burgeoning skills in various art-related fields

Study Abroad

The Department of Art offers many opportunities to travel abroad and domestically. Students participate in unique, life-changing encounters with art and art history.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Western Art alumni have gone on to pursue their passions, including: 

  • Robert McCauley: National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient and professional painter
  • Eugenie Tung: head teacher for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Education Program
  • Jim Goldberg: author of seven books, National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and professional photographer
  • Virginia Troy: Associate professor of Art History at Berry College

 

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Sample Careers

  • Art Educator
  • Exhibiting Artist
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Gallery Director
  • Photographer
  • Curator

Department of Art & Art History

Applied Mathematics

Mathematics is the study of pattern, structure, and change. Although it is one of the most ancient disciplines, new mathematics is being created every day. It can be found in everything from Internet security, to green energy technology, to Wall Street investment strategies.

Classes in Western's Department of Mathematics emphasize analytical thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve you well not just in mathematics, but in many other careers, including law, business, and a range of technical fields. Mathematics students benefit from small class sizes, which allow a high level of interaction with faculty. 

Compared to the BA and BS Mathematics programs this major requires that each student take a carefully selected sequence of courses focusing on a particular area of application of mathematics.

 

“The math department has prepared me for several potential employment fields such as actuarial sciences and teaching, and the program values student interaction with professors and faculty.” –Zac Balonick, student

Beyond the Classroom

Campus Groups

Outside of the classroom, you can stay involved with mathematics by working in the Math Center, joining the Putnam Exam group, or participating in the Math Modeling Competition or the Kryptos cryptography competition.

Research and Internships

You might also work on a research or independent study project with faculty, or participate in an internship. During their studies at Western, students have interned as Software Developers for companies like Attachmate and Emergency Reporting, and have received other internship opportunities through Moss Adams and Cypress Semiconductor.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Empowered with the critical thinking skills that Mathematics develops, recent Western graduates have obtained positions in a variety of fields including actuarial science, cancer research, computer software development, business management, and the movie industry, among many others.

The skills acquired in our program have prepared graduates for further academic studies in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, and Education.

Recent graduates are employed in the field as DevOps Contractors — Software Developer & IT Operations (at Attachmate), Fiscal Affairs Specialists (through the National Staff Assault Task Force), and as Computer Application Developers (with the Washington State Legislature). Other graduates have received jobs at Microsoft, Google, Premera Blue Cross, Safeco, Milliman, Raytheon, and SAIC, among other companies. Many graduates who are now teachers, and a number of our students have also gone on to Ph.D. programs throughout the country.

 

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Sample Careers

  • Actuary 
  • Research Analyst 
  • Statistician 
  • Biostatistician
  • Math Teacher 
  • Demographer 
  • Database Administrator 
  • Information Scientist

Anthropology—Elementary

The Anthropology Department offers this combined major in partnership with Western's Woodring College of Education. Anthropology is particularly valuable for teachers, because it provides a broad understanding of human behavior, cultural diversity, and learning as a process of social interaction. Teachers today work with students of various cultural backgrounds and awareness of specific cultural learning influences, attitudes, motivations, and patterns of interaction is an integral part of working effectively and respectfully in diverse communities.

Through the required basic courses in Anthropology, majors will acquire an understanding of cultural context, the evolution of contemporary institutions, and both similarities and differences that are both the heritage and potential of humanity. With faculty Advisement, Anthropology — Elementary students will identify topics for advanced coursework, including:

  • Diverse Cultures and Ethnic communities in the Pacific Northwest
  • The relationship of cultural and political realities to civic engagement
  • Linkages between cultural expectations and learning processes

This major satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in Elementary Education offered through Woodring College of Education.

Beyond the Classroom

Western's Anthropology curriculum is designed to provide extensive opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning experiences working with clients in community social-services agencies, and through participatory research. 

Research

There are opportunities for field work and library research in each of the four subfields of Anthropology. The department engages in a series of funded projects, providing a wide diversity of research opportunities, and the library holdings include resources for those pursuing cross-culture and culture-area research. Archaeological field school surveys are conducted on alternate summers.  

Internships

Students create internships that suit their specific interests to maximize their chances of long-term career success and satisfaction. Internships often include local museums and organizations, but can also be found outside the area or abroad.    

Anthropology Club

Western’s Anthropology Club is a group of students and faculty who promote interest in the discipline of Anthropology. The club plans and promotes speakers, trips, and events which relate to all four of the subdivisions within Anthropology. The main annual event is the planning and hosting of the Anthropology Conference, which is held in conjunction with Scholar’s Week.

Careers and Graduate Studies

While the Anthropology — Elementary major is tailored for students interested in teaching, graduates can apply their learning to a variety of graduate degrees and careers locally and internationally in both the public and private sectors. Opportunities may be found in teaching (public school, community college, and college), federal and state agencies, social services, applied health setting, museums, and international business. 

 

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Sample Careers

  • Teacher 
  • Education 
  • Attorney 
  • Researcher 
  • Politician 
  • Governmental Advisor 
  • Diplomacy 
  • Human Services

Anthropology—Biocultural Concentration

The Biocultural Anthropology Concentration is the most flexible of the Biology/Anthropology combined majors and allows students to gain a broad interdisciplinary training relevant to many professions confronting the challenges of modern society. Anthropology Department faculty members carry out research in Latin America, North America, Asia, The Pacific, and Eastern Europe, and are dedicated to excellence in teaching. The Department faculty have earned awards for distinguished contributions to undergraduate education and research, have written nationally disseminated textbooks, and developed curriculum designed to provide extensive opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning experiences working with clients in community social-services agencies, and through participatory research. 

Students earning a degree in Anthropology will be able to apply their learning to a variety of jobs locally and internationally in the global economy of today’s world.

 

Alex Donigian
Anthropology—Biocultural Concentration

"The discipline of anthropology perfectly balances science, philosophy, and art in such a way that it beautifully and accurately explains and describes the human experience and all of its complex interactions of spirituality, independence, biology, psychology, and social ritual." — Alex Donigian, student

Beyond the Classroom

Western's Anthropology curriculum is designed to provide extensive opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning experiences working with clients in community social-services agencies, and through participatory research. 

Research

There are opportunities for field work and library research in each of the four subfields of Anthropology. The department engages in a series of funded projects, providing a wide diversity of research opportunities, and the library holdings include resources for those pursuing cross-culture and culture-area research. Archaeological field school surveys are conducted alternate summers.  

Internships

Students create internships that suit their specific interests to maximize their chances of long-term career success and satisfaction. Internships often include local museums and organizations, but can also be found outside the area or abroad.    

Anthropology Club

Western’s Anthropology Club is a group of students and faculty who promote interest in the discipline of Anthropology. The club plans and promotes speakers, trips, and events which relate to all four of the subdivisions within Anthropology. The main annual event is the planning and hosting of the Anthropology Conference, which is held in conjunction with Scholar’s Week.

 

Careers and Graduate Studies

Students earning a degree in Anthropology will be able to apply their learning to a variety of graduate degrees and careers locally and internationally in both the public and private sectors. Opportunities may be found in teaching (public school, community college, and college), federal and state agencies, social services, applied health setting, museums, and international business.

 

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.

 

Sample Careers

  • Physical Anthropologist 
  • Archaeologist
  • Cultural Anthropologist 
  • Anthropological Linguist 
  • Forensic Anthropologist 
  • Applied Health 
  • Medical Fields

Pages

Subscribe to Western Washington University RSS