About the Program

The mission of Anthropology at Lamar University is threefold:

  1. to provide a minor in anthropology to undergraduate students
  2. to support general education
  3. to advance higher learning through both research and instruction.

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Faculty Advisor:  Carolyn Wallace, M.A.
Location: 54 Maes Building
Phone: (409) 880-8542

The minor in Anthropology adds cultural breadth to almost any major field and can also effectively prepare a student for graduate work in anthropology. Anthropology supports general education both through the Core Curriculum (ANTH 2346 and ANTH 2351) and through course content throughout the anthropology curriculum, which focuses strongly on the relevance of anthropology to modern life in a multicultural, global community.

Faculty in anthropology maintain an active program of original research, which is of direct benefit to curriculum and instruction.

Anthropology 2346 or 2351 satisfies the social science requirement of the University Core Curriculum. A minor in anthropology is a useful complement to majors in Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, History, Psychology and other fields. Interested students are invited to consult with the faculty advisor in anthropology.