The anthropology program at Shippensburg University consists of two full-time faculty, one cultural anthropologist and one archaeologist. We offer a wide range of courses in cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology; students have been successful in graduate programs in archaeology (PhD from the University of Pittsburgh), physical anthropology (PhD from Kent State University), and cultural anthropology (University of New Mexico).
Shippensburg graduates with minors in anthropology have been successful in obtaining jobs in their major fields of business, history, international studies, geoenvironmental studies, and political science. Cross-cultural interaction increasingly occurs in all professions and the American population continues to become more diverse. The study of anthropology will make you better able to interact in culturally diverse settings and employers recognize this.
An additional strength of the anthropology program at Shippensburg University is the availability of internship placements for our students. Examples include internships at the State Museum in Harrisburg, the Smithsonian Institution, the Cumberland County Historical Society, and with cultural resource management firms.