Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology
Thank you for your interest in Folk Studies and Anthropology! Our department offers
an undergraduate major in Anthropology, minors in Folklore and in Anthropology, a
Masters in Folk Studies, a Folk Studies JUMP (Joint Undergraduate-Master's Program),
and a number of General Education and Colonnade courses. We also are the home of two
award-winning programs, the Kentucky Folklife Program and the Kentucky Archaeological Survey.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, WKU underwent a university-wide self-evaluation of academic programs (the Comprehensive Academic Program Evaluation, or CAPE). As a result of this process, we are proud to announce that the relevance and success of our degree programs have been reaffirmed. We will continue to offer all of the programs listed above, as well as our wide range of courses. We look forward to building on our existing strengths and creating more opportunities for our students to engage in career-focused areas such as applied anthropology and museum studies.
Please come visit us in our departmental office in Room 237 of the Ivan Wilson Fine
Arts Center, or contact us for more information.
Download our 2017-2018 department newsletter!
Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU Receives NEA Grant to Preserve and Share Kentuc...
Sep 17th, 2019
The Kentucky Folklife Program, housed in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, has received funding from the NEA to support a traveling...
Macon County Native Receives Dr. Delroy & Patricia Hire Internship to Preser...
Sep 9th, 2019
Hannah Hudson, the youngest daughter of Mark and Scarlett Hudson, has been named the Dr. Delroy & Patricia Hire Special Collections Intern for 2019....