Degree Programs Related to Forensic Anthropology at LSU

Undergraduate Options

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • No degree in Forensic Anthropology is offered.
  • Courses in Forensic Anthropology are available: ANTH 2014 & ANTH 4014
  • Other courses related to Forensic Anthropology are offered sporadically.
  • Those that have an interest in Forensic Anthropology may apply for the opportunity to volunteer in FACES Laboratory projects and research. Volunteer opportunities are limited to LSU students who are majoring in Anthropology.

Volunteer Application

Graduate Options

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Anthropology (with a Forensic Anthropology thesis option)
  • A PhD is available in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, however there is no PhD in Forensic Anthropology offered. Currently, none of the forensic anthropology faculty members are accepting PhD students.
  • Graduate level courses in Forensic Anthropology and related topics are available.
  • Laboratory experience and field recovery opportunities are available to MA students focusing on Forensic Anthropology.
  • A small number of graduate assistantships (tuition + stipend) are offered on a competitive basis through the FACES Laboratory.
  • Contact a faculty member associated with the Lab for more information on the graduate program and opportunities at the FACES Laboratory.

Schools & Groups

We do not offer tours of our lab. The FACES Laboratory is a working forensic lab. We must maintain the security and confidentiality of our active forensic cases. Therefore we are no longer able to invite members of the public into our facilities. We do not offer any opportunities for job shadowing, however any of our staff may be available for interviews at their discretion. 

We do offer presentations and lectures about forensic anthropology for schools, libraries, and civic groups. 

  • Each presentation is a general overview of forensic anthropology and the FACES Laboratory. 
  • We offer two different presentations: a more basic presentation with a focus on the skeleton for younger children and a more detailed presentation for older children and adults. 
  • Presentations last between 45 and 60 minutes 
  • You can schedule a presentation to take place in a classroom on the LSU campus or we can travel to nearby schools, libraries, and other locations.

Schedule a Presentation

Make sure that you schedule your presentation as soon as possible. Our timeslots fill quickly and you must plan ahead to get your desired day and time. 

Contact our Outreach Coordinator, Emily Wiegers with the following information: 

Note: We receive more requests each semester for presentations than we can provide. It is important that you contact us early to secure a timeslot. We reserve the right to deny or postpone a presentation if we have already scheduled all of our timeslots for the semester. While we are able to travel to locations in or near Baton Rouge, all on-site travel must be approved by our Outreach Coordinator. Please contact us for more information. 


Contact Us

Phone: 225.578.4761
Fax: 225.578.4794

Mailing Address:

227 Howe-Russell Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Physical Address: 

S Campus Dr. & Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Getting on Campus

Law Enforcement Agents, Coroner's Offices, and Funeral Directors -  Call 25.578.4761 

All other individuals and groups - Contact Parking Services for parking instructions