College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Students are advised to declare their major early in their academic career.

Transfer students should declare in their first quarter at Western, other students before the end of their sophomore year. Some upper-division courses are restricted to declared majors during the initial phase of registration; and some courses may be available to majors only. Those transfer students not restricted by their AA degree curriculum in community college, or those transferring without attaining the AA degree, or those entering as freshmen who are interested in the anthropology/biology major should seek advisement as soon as possible.

Students are eligible to declare the anthropology major if they have successfully completed three core classes: Anth 201, 301, and one of the following: Anth 210, 215 or 247.

Anthropology/biology BA or BS majors need to begin the chemistry/biology sequences required prior to declaring the major. This will assist them in shortening considerably the many quarters necessary for the anthropology/biology major.

Anthropology Office:
Archaeology Advisors:
Bio/Anth Advisor
Lauren Townshend
Arntzen Hall 315 
(360) 650-3613
Dr. Todd Koetje
Arntzen Hall 344 
(360) 650-4791
Dr. M.J. Mosher
Arntzen Hall 324 
(360) 650-3614

Minor Advisor

Lauren Townshend
Arntzen Hall 315 
(360) 650-3613

Dr. Tesla Monson
Arntzen Hall 320
(360) 650-4787
Anthro/Ed Advisor
Transfer Advisor
Grad Advisor
Lauren Townshend
Arntzen Hall 315 
(360) 650-3613
Arntzen Hall 338
(360) 650-4783
Dr. Sean Bruna
Arntzen Hall 320
(360) 650-2290

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