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Beyond the Classroom


BSU Anthropology students have served internships at public agencies and other institutions in Boston, Taunton, Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Cape Cod and Washington, D.C. among other areas. These include Cultural Survival, the Coalition for Social Justice, The Robbins Museum of Archaeology and others. Applied anthropology internship opportunities are also available at many social agencies and organizational settings in the region. Internships provide exceptional hands-on training for professional work.

Learn more about Bridgewater’s internship program

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research generally begins in the classroom, where students may collaborate with their professors in exploring research interests and planning a research project. Our faculty members have active research agendas and welcome students into their work. The biological and archaeological laboratory on campus has a growing forensic skeletal collection, access to fossil casts and samples of stone tools. The department also offers a summer archaeological field school in Massachusetts and an ethnographic field school experience in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, students may perform research as part of an honors project. In April, faculty-nominated students have the opportunity to present their research to faculty, peers and invited guests in our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Learn more about undergraduate research at Bridgewater. 

Study Abroad

Anthropology students have the opportunity to participate in international study tours and are strongly encouraged to take advantage of semester abroad programs. BSU Anthropology faculty members take students to study tours in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Belize, Jordan and Cuba. Anthropology students have also participated in interdepartmental travel or semester abroad to Cambodia, China, Tanzania, Israel, Japan, Nicaragua, Cape Verde, Kenya, South Korea, South Africa and the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation.

The Bridgewater State University International Programs Office offers information about BSU study tours and study abroad opportunities.

Learn more about study abroad at Bridgewater. 

Anthropology Club

The student-run club strives to provide students with a holistic view of the world in a cultural context through a range of fun activities. Students gain a greater understanding of anthropology as a discipline and build contacts with students and faculty at other campuses, including participation in regional conferences that can help them throughout their career. The club is also dedicated to exposing the entire Bridgewater campus to the vast array of anthropological issues that are relevant to everyday life, inspiring the community to form new ways of thinking about the world.

Publishing Opportunity

The Journal of International Women’s Studies is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed feminist journal that provides a forum for scholars, activists, and students to explore the relationships among theories of gender and sexuality and various forms of organizing and critical practice. Dr. Diana Fox is founder and editor of the publication.