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!
Folk Studies Graduate Students and KFP at Hammer-In
Oct 8th, 2019
On Saturday, October 5th, the Kentucky Folklife Program and WKU Folk Studies graduate students participated in “Hammer-In,” an event organized and...
Kentucky Folklife Program and WKU Folk Studies at Horse Cave Heritage Festival
Sep 23rd, 2019
On Saturday, September 21, the Kentucky Folklife Program organized and facilitated "Chattin' on the Porch," a narrative stage event held during the...