Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance, increase, and disseminate the knowledge and practice of anthropology through instruction, research, and writing. In keeping with the goals of Appalachian State University, we are committed to excellence in our undergraduate program (to our majors, as well as numerous non-majors who take our courses as part of a well-rounded liberal arts college education). To achieve these goals, we offer students of all disciplines the opportunity to strengthen and broaden their knowledge of humankind and of themselves. For those who may pursue a graduate degree in anthropology, we offer a rigorous preparation in content, theory, and methods. Finally, we acknowledge the academic and practical nature of a degree in anthropology which can prepare students who choose a wide range of professional careers, such as social services, public health and medicine, education, public service, and archaeology. 

Please consider donating to the Department by selecting "Other" and designating your gift for one of the following funds:

Anthropology Speaker Series
Anthropology Loucks Fund
Anthropology Weller Fund 
Anthropology Keefe Fund
Anthropology Foundation 

Your gift is appreciated and allows us to achieve even greater success with our amazing students! 

Physical Location

The Department of Anthropology is located in Anne Belk Hall. The administrative office is located in Room 342 and all of the faculty offices, classrooms, and labs are located on the 3rd floor.

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