Anthropology (BA), Anthropological Sciences (BS)

The Ohio State University Department of Anthropology is among the leading departments in the United States emphasizing scientific approaches to the study of all humans, past and present. 

The department is recognized nationally and internationally for its curriculum and research in the specializations of bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, evolutionary anthropology, forensic anthropology, medical anthropology, food production and sustainability, paleoecology, primatology and environmental anthropology.

ZOMBIES: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE UNDEAD

ZOMBIES: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE UNDEAD

Anthropology Professor Jeff Cohen gives us a crash course in all things zombie-related, from cultural origins to modern day depictions. 

Zombie 101 Video

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

A significant number of graduates go on to pursue study in graduate programs (anthropology and otherwise) and professional schools (medical, law, business, forensics). Graduates have joined Peace Corp, worked for Teach for America, and other non-profit, service opportunities. Many of the majors join the work force in public (government) and private sector jobs such as social work, sales and marketing and non-profit.

Giuseppe Vercolettii on dig

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

A variety of employment opportunities exist for a graduate with an anthropology degree, including contract or government archaeologist; admissions counselor; museum curator; mental health consultant; social service worker; laboratory assistant; foreign service agent; international business associate; or forensic anthropologist.

courses you might take:

ANTHROP 3334: Zombies: The Anthropology of the Undead

Students will understand how culture and social organization help us define the living, the dead and the undead in the contemporary and archaeological record, and how we create social categories that organize our world and our place.

ANTHROP 3302: Introduction to Medical Anthropology

Investigates the relationship of anthropology to the art and science of medicine.

ANTHROP 3597.01: Crisis! An Anthropological Perspective of Global Issues

Analysis of cultural conflict in developing nations resulting from rapid and extensive technological and social change.

ANTHROP 3451: Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

Archaeology of the Levant, Mesopotamia and Egypt from human origins through the age of pyramids and ziggurats.

ANTHROP 5607: Human Osteology

Study of human skeletal anatomy.

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