Anthropology and Geography Bachelor's Degree


The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Geography is housed within the College of Arts and Humanities through a partnership between the Behavioral Sciences and History & Political Science department.  The degree focuses on building the methodological skills needed to analyze human systems across time and space with a focus on improvement of the human condition, from local communities to global interaction. A holistic approach to understanding the human experience draws evidence from past and present societies to evaluate the ways humans interact with their environment in the formation of both uniqueness and diversity. An emphasis is placed on problem solving to address the needs of public policy and private initiatives in support of economic & social development and environmental sustainability.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology & Geography offers technological skills and socio-cultural aptitudes that are valued in many career paths and is a good complementary major to many fields. The degree is also a stepping stone to further graduate study in anthropology, geography, and allied disciplines.


HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Archaeology field schools
  • Archaeology collections analysis & curation
  • GIS laboratory
  • In-class virtual reality
  • High-end GPS units and drones
  • City planning internships
  • Cultural heritage heirloom seed collection
  • Frequent field trips



  • Geographic Information Systems data collection and analysis
  • Archaelogical field methods
  • Cultural Resources Management skills
  • Ethnographic research methods

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Public archaeology
  • City planning
  • GIS analyst
  • Cartographer
  • Surveyor
  • Museum curator and archivist
  • Cultural resources management
  • Heritage preservation
  • Park interpreter
  • Social studies education
  • International aid and development
  • And, a wide variety of government jobs focused on planning & managing in the areas of people, cultural resources, & the environment

Alumni of our program work at:

  • City Corporation
  • Arkansas Game and Fish
  • Arkansas Department of Transportation
  • Russellville City Planning Office

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Master of Arts in History (ATU)
  • Ph.D. (external)
  • Certificate in Cultural Resources Management
Point of Pride

Our faculty members have strong teaching and research backgrounds, each holding advanced degrees from noted universities.


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