Ball State has been offering courses in anthropology since 1955. What began as a few courses within the social science program has grown into the Department of Anthropology in the College of Sciences and Humanities.

Since graduating our first students in 1970, it has been our objective to offer an education that can serve as a background for a wide range of careers. We strive to broaden students’ perspective and understanding of the cultural, social, and biological nature of humankind throughout time and throughout the world.

Our commitment to quality teaching, research, and service is reflected in our department's history and missionfaculty and staff, high-tech facilities, and programs of study. Our students, faculty, and staff have won several awards and recognitions for their outstanding work.


2011 Departmental Newsletter 

Anthropology 2012 Newsletter

Anthropology Newsletter 2013

Anthropology Newsletter 2014

Anthropology 2015 Newsletter

Anthropology Newsletter 2016


Press Releases

Applied Anthropology Receives NAGPRA Grant from National Park Service

Applied Archaeology Laboratories becomes Applied Anthropology Laboratories