Folk Studies and Anthropology
Now accepting applications to the nationally renowned MA program in folk studies.
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, and a number of General Education and Colonnade courses. We are also the home of the award-winning Kentucky Folklife Program.
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!
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Ann Williams, University Distinguished Professor ...
May 20th, 2019
The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology is pleased to announce that retired University Distinguished Professor of Folk Studies Michael Ann...
Congratulations to our 2019 Folk Studies & Anthropology Grads and Award Winn...
May 18th, 2019
On May 10th the Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology celebrated our graduates with an awards and hooding ceremony. Our BA and MA grads are going...