The Anthropology curriculum extends the range of comprehension of human social and cultural life through comparative studies, permitting the student to become aware of the more profound significance of being “human” and to discover that there are many paths, reflected in many different cultures, directed toward the goal of living a full and satisfying human life.

The Anthropology curriculum is linked closely with the Sociology curriculum, and a limited amount of coursework may be applied to satisfying requirements for the Sociology major. In addition, students may elect to complete an Anthropology minor.

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Incoming students may be eligible for a number of academic and leadership scholarships through the Office of Admission. These scholarships are awarded based on a student’s past academic record including the ACT, class rank, GPA, and leadership potential.


Anthropology Program

SS 103, Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street * Marshall, MN 56258


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  • Score a composite of 21 or above on the ACT or 990 on the SAT

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