Degree Awarded: B.A. in Anthropology

Anthropology at NKU is a learner-centered program committed to excellence in a diverse environment. Our courses and extra-curricular activities are designed to give students a deeper appreciation of diversity of all peoples.

In 2013, the Anthropology Program was awarded the Sustained Excellence in International Education Award from Northern Kentucky University.

Our award-winning faculty specialize in different subdisciplines of anthropology and cultures around the world. Our major and minors prepare students for career opportunities in applied anthropology or graduate work in anthropology.


Most non-teaching jobs in anthropology are in the areas of archaeology, applied anthropology, public anthropology, environmental anthropology, and medical anthropology. Some anthropology graduates use their bachelor's degree to get jobs in  these related fields:

  • Museums
  • Archaeology companies
  • Historic preservation offices
  • Libraries
  • Archives
  • Art galleries
  • Zoos
  • Parks and historic sites


There are several opportunities for undergraduate anthropology students to do research at Northern Kentucky University:

  • Center for Applied Anthropology
  • Museum of Anthropology

Undergraduates are encouraged to present their work with other undergraduates at Northern Kentucky Unversity at the following events:


Program Contact Information

Dr. Douglas Hume
Program Director

859-572-5702 // humed1@nku.edu