Anthropology, Archaeology, & Geography

  • Bachelor of Science

In Person Plus at:

  • Castleton, VT
  • Johnson, VT

In Person Plus programs are In Person with options for cross-campus classes and flexibility for remote study.

Vermont State University’s Anthropology, Archaeology, & Geography program gives you a deep understanding of the dynamic interplay between geography, cultural behavior, and human history at the core of current social and public policy issues. With opportunities for travel, fieldwork, internships, and hands-on research, you will graduate with sought-after skills for an enormous range of careers.

Why Study Anthropology, Archaeology, & Geography at Vermont State?

  • Three fields, one program: This is the only Anthropology, Archaeology, & Geography program in New England. It is rare to find an applied sciences opportunity like this representing three fields: cultural anthropology, archaeology, and human geography.
  • Plentiful career options: Choose from a vast range of career paths, including international relations, cultural resource management, ecotourism, sustainability, geographic information systems, medical anthropology, ethnographic research, and museum management.
  • Cutting-edge technology: Work with cutting-edge technologies such as 3D scanning, imaging, and printing; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); ground-penetrating radar; and virtual reality technologies.
  • Hands-on experience: Many opportunities for fieldwork will hone your knowledge and capabilities. All courses include experiential learning outside of the classroom.
  • Collaborative environment: With small class sizes, you will be able to collaborate with faculty in ongoing research and complete rewarding internships with community partners.
  • Travel opportunities: Travel to other countries to conduct fieldwork in anthropology, archaeology, and geography.

Financial Aid for Anthropology, Archaeology, & Geography Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, & Geography to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships & Experiential Learning

We offer several opportunities for you to gain practical skills in Anthropology, Archaeology, & Geography. In courses specifically designed to meet the needs of future employers, you will complete meaningful internships as part of your degree requirements and produce tangible work products that you can present to prospective employers.

  • Students have studied abroad in places including Italy and Costa Rica, and have participated in fieldwork in Kenya, Martinique, Mexico, Cairo, Scotland, and on Native American reservations.
  • Many students have taken advantage of experiential learning opportunities in archaeology, anthropology, and geography with the South Chaplain Historical Ecology Project and the Granger House Project.
  • Students have had opportunities to present their work locally and at conferences across the United States in places such as Lawrence, KS, and Atlantic City, NJ.

Recent paid internships have included The Valade Working and Learning Communities Fund; The National Endowment for the Humanities – Granger House Project; and summer archaeology internships.

Student Stories

A woman with long brown hair sits at a desk looking at the camera wearing a hospital mask.

“Digitalizing the artifacts found during the Granger House excavation is a great way to make them more accessible to people … The digital artifact of the clay pipe, for example, is a replica that can be downloaded and 3D-printed, creating a nearly exact copy of the pipe but out of a less fragile material.”

Samantha LaPlante ’23
A group of people stand around an artifact shrouded in a bright light.

“It’s really hard to say what is most valuable from this experience: working with artifacts, the process of 3D scanning, the entire concept of digital archeology. All of this is practical knowledge for my major but it also will help me as a student while I progress through the program.”

Philip Williams ’24