Anthropologists have pursued careers as archaeologists, cultural resource managers, museum curators, researchers and in the fields of business and communications.
Internship opportunities include:
- Augustana Archaeology Laboratory
- Center for Western Studies (CWS)
- Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
- Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
- Pettigrew House and Museum in Sioux Falls
Through independent projects, students can research historic farmsteads, early inhabitants of North America, the study of modern cultures and ancient lifeways — in the library, laboratory, museums and field.
Student and faculty research has been published in major journals, including:
- American Antiquity
- Plains Anthropologist
- South Dakota Archeology, which is published at the Augustana Archaeology Laboratory
Anthropology students study away at:
- Field school at the Lynch site — a Plains village in Nebraska with AU faculty
- South Dakota’s Archeodome — a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
- University of Exeter in England
- United States Southwest Region
Courses & Organizations
The major integrates four subfields that divide anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology and linguistics. Students study theory and practice from art, language, history, sociology, biology and chemistry.
Students can choose to study these tracks:
Anthropology students often participate in:
- Anthropology Club
- Classics Society
- Augie Green