Graduate and undergraduate programs cover all sub-fields of anthropology
The Department of Anthropology of the University of Texas at Austin offers a broad program of research, teaching and community engagement that builds upon the historical strengths of archaeology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology and sociocultural anthropology in order to understand and address the challenges of a culturally diverse, increasingly globalized and rapidly-changing world.
The department’s faculty and student body are diverse and engaged in addressing many of the critical problems facing the world today. While many of our graduate students gain employment in academia after obtaining their degrees; others (both graduate and undergraduate) take up employment in governmental and non-governmental institutions that include the legal system, medicine, social service agencies, corporations, museums, cultural heritage organizations, media organizations and social movements. The department has an excellent record of placing students in a wide variety of careers and has specifically designed programs for students interested in careers as practicing or activist anthropologists in cultural resource management, cultural heritage sites and museums, social service agencies and non-governmental organizations.