Anthropology at Augustana University

Major and Minor Offered in Anthropology

This exciting major, led by archaeologists Dr. Adrien Hannus and Dr. K.C. Carlson, offers a wealth of experience through internships, hands-on learning and excavations at sites in South Dakota and Oklahoma, with additional opportunities around the country and overseas. Spend a semester or year abroad with the exchange program with the University of Exeter in England.

Anthropology provides a foundation for interacting with diverse human cultures and integrates theory and practice from a variety of academic traditions, including: art, language, history, sociology, biology, chemistry and more. As trained observers of people as well as interpreters of thousands of generations of excavated evidence, anthropologists immerse themselves in the humanities and the arts and the social and natural sciences.

Augustana's anthropology major is anchored by a fully functioning Archeology Lab that has been in operation on campus since 1982.