Schools, Departments & Programs


Field School and Overseas Study

Anthropology is predominantly founded on field research, and students are encouraged to register for a field school. Many course requirements for the major or minor in anthropology can be met through approved field schools, and field school elective hours are applicable to any College degree. Anthropology credit for field school participation is guaranteed only for programs directed by IU anthropology faculty (including some taught by adjunct faculty in other IU departments, approved by special arrangement) or with advance approval by the director of undergraduate studies for non-IU programs. Opportunities for participating in fieldwork with IU faculty also exist outside of formal field school courses. For more information about field schools and fieldwork, contact the Anthropology undergraduate academic advisor.

Students are encouraged to study abroad, particularly in Indiana University overseas study programs, where they can continue to make progress toward their degrees and usually apply financial aid to program fees. For information about study abroad, contact the Office of Overseas Study, Leo R. Dowling International Center, 111 South Jordan Avenue, (812) 855-9304.