About Forensic Anthroplogy
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With the popularity of television shows such as Bones and CSI, forensic anthropology, just like other forensic sciences, has attracted strong public interest. PennWest California is one of the few universities in Pennsylvania where students can go beyond a single introductory course to take an active role in forensic research and actual casework.
In the B.A. in Anthropology degree program with a concentration in forensics, you'll receive personalized attention and excellent opportunities to play a significant part in forensics, both in the field and in the lab. Our students learn how to use the basic archaeological tool kit, as well as more high-tech equipment to prepare for professional forensic anthropology work.
PennWest California anthropology students engage in hands-on research of artifacts and skeletons, and in all phases of archaeological fieldwork. Students learn about report and grant writing, write research papers, and present findings at local and regional conferences. As a student of forensic anthropology, you will learn firsthand what the discipline requires. Your PennWest California experiences also will enhance your resume, giving you important advantages as you enter the workforce or apply for graduate school.
The anthropology program offers two concentrations: archaeology and forensic. Exchange and study abroad educational opportunities are also available.
PennWest California's hands-on forensic anthropology program engages you in study and research.
The anthropology program with forensic and archaeology concentrations offers a strong sense of community, from fall events to welcome new students to the spring honors dinner, where all majors, minors and alumni are encouraged to attend. Anthropology faculty members work closely with students to help them achieve professional and graduate school aspirations.
Because of the anthropology degree's broad and holistic approach, you'll be equipped with the necessary tools to excel in a broad range of careers, from nonprofit organizations to the private sector. Anthropology may also be an ideal choice as a minor if you're obtaining a degree in other social sciences, Earth sciences, biological sciences, education or humanities.