Why major in Sociology and/or Anthropology at Washburn University?
We are a diverse and open-minded department with dedicated faculty who are young, but experienced, and very energetic. We are committed to one-on-one interaction with students and mentoring them toward graduate school and/or careers. We offer “active” learning opportunities for students with real-life application in numerous exciting courses of anthropological and sociological studies revolving around culture, society, and people. We have a rigorous curriculum that is designed to prepare our students to successfully participate in a 21st century world. We are excited about the new forensic concentration in Anthropology, and the opportunities it will provide students. It is the first Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with a forensic concentration in the State of Kansas. It was developed as part of the relationship with the new KBI Forensic Lab and internships will be available with the KBI. Our students also have opportunities for community-service experiences. We invite you to take some time learning about who we are and what our department can offer you!
Conducting cutting-edge archaeological research includes microscopic and isotopic analyses – key components to rounding out Washburn anthropology majors’ education. The department currently has some equipment, but needs to purchase a drying oven, centrifuge, analytical balance, magnetic stirrer/hot plate and vortex mixer to process and analyze soil, flora and faunal remains and artifacts from archaeological sites. The equipment will be housed in the anthropology teaching lab in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Forensic Science Center located on the Washburn campus and will be used by students for years to come. It is essential to enhancing hands-on, active learning in the classroom and lab for multiple archaeology classes as well as forensic anthropology classes.More Info for this Project
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