General Description / Special Programs
For the BA and BS degrees, the department focuses on the four traditional subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological (physical) anthropology, and linguistics. Undergraduates are required to produce a senior project focusing in one of the four fields. Graduate students may enroll in the M.A. program in anthropology with an archaeology track or the Ph.D. program in anthropology with tracks in archaeology or archaeology/museum science and management. The department also provides fieldwork opportunities in Israel, Jordan, St. Croix, China, and the U.S.
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Degrees Offered PhD, MA, BA, BS
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
31-32 hours course work plus senior project
MA/MS Field Areas
MA/ MS Requirements 30 hours coursework with thesis, or 36 hours without thesis
PhD Field Areas
Museum/Curatorial Studies
Phd Requirements Students who enter with only a BA degree must complete the MA requirements. All students must pass a comprehensive examination to advance to the PhD program. The PhD requires completion of a minimum of 72 hours of course work beyond the Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 42 hours beyond the Master's degree. Also required is a dissertation involving original research in archaeology.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Grants Or Funding Limited number of Graduate Assistantships which provide tuition plus stipends of approximately $13,400 for MA students and $13,900 for PhD students for a 9 month school year.
Program Details
Research Facilities We offer state-of-the-art labs which facilitate a range of experimental archaeological analyses. A Sensofar S-Neox confocal and interferometry microscope, an Olympus BX53 reflected/transmitted light microscope, SteroZoom S8APO, Zeiss Stemi 2000C microscope connected to a digital camera, and a Dell T7600 Workstation for GIS and 3D rendering and modeling are available. In addition, a NextEngine 3D laser scanner with 0.005” accuracy allows for geometric morphometric analysis of archaeological specimens.
Collections The Department houses a Near Eastern collection of lithics, as well as the Dickson Collection of chert samples, which is the largest in the US both in size and scope. Also housed in the department is a large Southeastern United States collection of artifacts from Creek habitations of varied time-periods. Our teaching collections are comprised of a paleoanthropological cast collection, human osteological collection, zooarchaeological collection, and a unique comparative stone tool use-wear collection developed by Professor George Odell. Students also have access to a Native American ethnological library and facilities in the Gilcrease Museum which the university manages.
Certs Offered 0
Joint JD/MA program offered with the TU School of Law; MA in Museum Science and Management with Tulsa area museums.
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Lambda Alpha, Alpha of OK
Anthropology Club Advisor: Dr. Alicia Odewale
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1