General Description / Special Programs

The UCF Department of Anthropology offers degrees in four-field programs with faculty strengths in peoples and cultures of the new world (ancient and modern), archaeology, bioarchaeology, forensics, and medical anthropology.  An undergraduate degree is offered in three tracks including fully online, general, and anthropological methods and practice which all lead to an Anthropology BA.  The department also offers graduate degrees including an Anthropology MA and Integrative Anthropological Sciences Ph.D.  Students may have the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs, field schools, or research sites in Bolivia, the Caribbean, Colombia, Europe, Guatemala, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Turkey, and Florida. 

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Tuition Info
Tuition Rates: https://studentaccounts.ucf.edu/tf-tuitionratescurrent/ Students enrolling in an UCF Online program will receive a waiver for some campus-based fees.
Degrees
Degrees Offered Integrative Anthropological Sciences PhD, Anthropology MA, Anthropology BA
Highest Degree Offered PhD
Certificate Info Interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Undergraduate certificates in Crime Scene Investigation, Geographic Information Systems, Human Biology, Native American Studies, and Anthropology of Global Health
Certificate Field Areas
Forensics
GIS
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
General Track (Online or On-Campus): 21 hours core requirements, 24 hours restricted electives, minimum grade of C in all courses, computer competency, standard exit exam Anthropological Methods & Practice Track (On-Campus Only): 24 hours core requirements, 21 hours restricted electives, minimum grade of C in all courses, computer competency, standard exit exam
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Experience Offered
Field Work
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 30 credit hours including 12 required hours of core requirements, 12 hours of electives, and 6 hours of thesis work or 18 hours of electives for non-thesis students.
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 51 credit hours beyond the Master’s Degree including 9 required credit hours in core courses and 3 additional credit hours in advanced research methods. Written and oral qualifying examination, successful proposal defense, and approved dissertation.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

The department offers two official internship programs; one in archaeology at Cape Canaveral and one in medical anthropology in Haiti through a student organization.  We also offer internship credit for opportunities that students locate outside the department with prior approval.  

Grants Or Funding Doctoral fellowships available (by nomination) Graduate Teaching Assistantship positions available Graduate Research Assistantship positions available based upon faculty grant funding
Program Details
Research Facilities

Archaeological labs that include study collections from Mesoamerica and ceramic/lithic analysis, bioarchaeology lab including stable isotope and histology analysis, computer facilities, paleoethnobotany lab, forensic lab, interdisciplinary geospatial sciences lab, and a physical anthropology teaching lab with osteological study collections.

Certs Offered 1
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

The general track of the Anthropology BA degree and most department minors are offered fully online.  The department offers many restricted electives in an online format.  

Application Deadlines
PhD Program: December 1st; MA Program: Fall Priority, January 1st and Fall Regular, February 1; Spring, November 1st
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Graduate Anthropology Association and Hominids Anonymous (undergrad)
Anthropology Club Advisor: M. Callaghan (Lambda Alpha), B. Reyes-Foster (graduate), and B. Kovacevich (undergraduate)
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1