The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, Department of Anthropology
UTRGV Dept. of Anthropology 1201 W. University Dr. Edinburg TX United States
Phone+1 956.665.3321
Phone 2 +1 956.665.7393
Email 2
General Description / Special Programs

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was reimagined as a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley in 2015 when our legacy institutions--The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas at Brownsville--united as UTRGV. It is currently one of the largest Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the nation. The Department of Anthropology's teaching and research activities take advantage of its location on the US-Mexico borderland in deep south Texas and emphasize active engagement with our local communities. We offer courses in all four subfields at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Anthropology faculty are active as leaders and members in a number of other academic programs including Public Heritage and Community Engagement (BAIS), Community Historical Archaeology Program with Schools, Border Studies Archive @ UTRGV Library, Medical Humanities (BA), Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Agriculture (BS), Environmental and Sustainability Sciences (MS), and the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (School of Medicine).We offer an Archaeology Field School in Ecuador in the summer and internship courses every semester and summer session. 

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Degrees Offered B.A.; B.A. with concentrations in Archaeology and Global Health & Migration; M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Anthropology
Highest Degree Offered MA
BA/BS Field Areas
MA/MS Field Areas
Experience Offered
Field Work
MA/ MS Requirements Non-thesis option: 36 hours, 18 in anthropology + 18 in 2 other subfields of choice Thesis option: 36 hours, 24 in anthropology, 12 in 2 other subfields of choice
Other Degree Field Areas
designated Hispanic Serving Institution
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Info <p>Three undergraduate courses offered every semester and summer:&nbsp; Museum Studies Internship, Archive Studies Internship, Community Anthropology Internship</p>
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: <p>Courses may be delivered face-to-face, hybrid, or online (synchronously and asynchronously).</p>
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Advisor: Guy Duke
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1