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Department of Geography & Anthropology
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Resources for Students and Schools

Contact Information

      General Phone Number:

      Presentation Requests:

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

      Physical Address:
      S Campus Dr. & Tower Dr.
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803

    Visiting Campus

      LSU is a closed campus and parking is strictly regulated. All individuals and groups - Contact Parking Services for parking instructions.

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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 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 and Other 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.

    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 ( or 225-578-7864), with the following information:

      • School/Group name
      • Contact name
      • Contact email & phone
      • On LSU campus or at your location?
      • Grade or general age of group
      • Number of people attending
      • Desired day and time
      • Any comments or questions

    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.