Fort Lewis College offers a program of courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Anthropology. A variety of courses is offered to serve the interests of all students. Courses within the department are suitable as electives in the broad liberal arts tradition and also are designed to fulfill the requirements of those who wish to continue their studies in one of the subfields of the discipline.
The department offers an archaeological field school program and occasional innovative month trips. Students of anthropology are strongly encouraged to pursue study of a second language and consider internship and study abroad opportunities.
The Department of Anthropology offers minors in Biocultural Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, and Archaeology for students who are not anthropology majors.