University of Alaska, Anchorage, Department of Anthropology
3211 Providence Drive BMH231 Anchorage AK United States
Phone+1 907.786.1665
General Description / Special Programs

Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including MA in applied anthropology and BA/BS major/minor in anthropology. The MA program trains students in applied cultural anthropology or cultural resource management. Faculty interests focus on archaeology, zooarchaeology, health and wellness, kinship and housing, urban/rural dynamics, and behavioral health in the Circumpolar North and the North Pacific. Faculty research projects include work primarily in Alaska and Canada.

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Tuition Info
https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/costs
Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology MA, BA/BS major/minor
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Students complete a holistic curriculum in the four subfields of anthropology and learn specifically about the anthropology of the region in which UAA is located. Please see UAA catalog for details: https://catalog.uaa.alaska.edu/undergraduateprograms/cas/anthropology/
MA/MS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Experience Offered
Fellowships/Grants
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements Students chose from one of two applied emphases: cultural resource management (CRM) or applied cultural anthropology. Both emphases include theoretical and methods courses as well as hands-on practicum, internship, or field course experience. Students also complete a research-based master's thesis. Please see UAA catalog for details: https://catalog.uaa.alaska.edu/graduateprograms/cas/anthropology/ma-anthropology/
MA/MS Specializations Archaeology (CRM) or Applied Cultural Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Internships arranged with local, state, and federal organizations/offices.

Support Opportunities

Limited number of graduate TAs and paid internships available

Program Details
Research Facilities

Archaeology labs, Arch GIS lab, Cultural Anthropology lab, Bio-Archaeology lab; repository for faunal collections of Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists

Library Resources UAA/APU Consortium Library, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508: https://consortiumlibrary.org/
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Affiliations
Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropologists (COPAA) - https://www.copaainfo.org/
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:
  • ANTH 101 Intro to Anthropology
  • ANTH 200 Alaska Native Cultures
  • ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 205 Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 210 Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANTH 211 Archaeology
  • ANTH 250 First Footsteps/First Cities: Emergence of Complex Societies
  • ANTH 390A Arctic and Subarctic Peoples
  • ANTH 390B World Cultures
  • ANTH 390C Comparative Culture Studies
  • Some 400-level and graduate-level courses also offered via distance delivery (usually teleconference-style at regular meeting times).
Application Deadlines
Single annual deadline for graduate applications - Feb. 15
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: www.uaa.alaska.edu/anthropology/club.cfm Facebook: www.facebook.com/UAAAnthroClub
Anthropology Club Advisor: Sally Carraher
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0