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Programs of Study

Programs of Study

All peoples and all aspects of human life are the subject of anthropology. The discipline stresses the study of non-western cultures, provides insights from these studies toward understanding the world we live in, and encourages responsibility by applying the results to problems in our rapidly changing world. The five basic fields of anthropology are represented in the department: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, anthropological linguistics and applied anthropology. A bachelor of arts anthropology major and an anthropology minor are offered. View the links below to view the individual curricula and requirements.

Anthropology Major
Anthropology Major with Teacher Certification K-5
Anthropology Major with Community Development Certification
Combined BA Anthropology/MS Sustainability Sciences
Anthropology Minor
Archaeology Minor
Urban Humanities Minor

Students who wish to pursue K-5 teacher certification in Elementary Education or a preK-12 certification in Social Studies must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website and review the Teacher Education Program Handbook for the required professional sequence of courses and other important program requirements, guidelines, and procedures.

Montclair State has entered into an articulation agreement with Monmouth University for admission into their highly competitive Masters in Anthropology degree program. Montclair students who meet Monmouth’s admission and eligibility requirements have the opportunity to enter the graduate program with credit, reducing their time to completion. Learn more about the program and the Montclair State University to Monmouth University partnership.