Program Highlights

Kutztown University offers an Anthropology Program rich in diversity and academic potential in three major subfields: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology. An individual program of study in linguistic anthropology is also offered. 

Though students tend to specialize in an anthropological subfield, our majors are exposed to what, in anthropology, is called a "four-field" approach, in which students are trained in all four subfields of anthropology through our diverse course offerings. 

Cultural anthropology studies range from the Caribbean, to the Middle East, to the Pacific islands and Australia. In Physical Anthropology, we offer an introductory course as well as courses in forensics, human genetics, primatology, and human evolution. Our Archaeology program includes courses in historical archaeology, New World prehistory, and the archaeology of Pennsylvania.

You can read course descriptions within MyKU. The courses are arranged alphabetically by prefix. To select Anthropology, search for the ANT prefix.

We have extensive teaching facilities, and our library holds over 10,000 titles in anthropology and related fields, subscriptions to leading anthropological journals, and the new, fully searchable Human Relations Area Files.

We also provide a summer archaeology field school where our students are trained in the latest survey and excavation methods.