WSU's minor in anthropology will increase your understanding of humankind, its societies, diversity, history and origins. The minor can benefit any major and is particularly useful for majors related to criminal justice, health care and the social sciences, such as psychology and sociology.

Learn how anthropology is the right fit for you.

Anthropology students at a dig siteMatt Gush
Anthropology faculty facilitate a diverse range of applied learning opportunities for anthropology students, such as ongoing archaeological research in southern Kansas.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Anthropology student makes big discovery at ancient battle site

Anthropology students have the opportunity to search for historic artifacts.

In 2017, student Mitchell Young discovered a horseshoe nail that was more than 400 years old. 

He made the discovery while working with professor Donald Blakeslee at the archaeological site of the long-lost city Etzanoa, the known location of a 1601 Spanish and Native American battle near Arkansas City, Kansas.


The minor consists of 15 credit hours. You'll first learn the basics of biological and cultural anthropology—and get an introduction to archaeology. In addition, you'll also take six credit hours of upper-division courses.


From the lab to the field, anthropologists are found working in diverse settings within the areas of education, government, public health, social services, foreign service, museums, law enforcement and more.

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WSU students and professor work to excavate a mammoth tusk discovered in Cunningham, Kansas