General Description / Special Programs
The Anthropology Program at Auburn University takes a four-field approach to the study of anthropology, offering courses in archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology. The faculty have expertise in North American archaeology, human osteology/paleopathology, environmental anthropology, gender and sexuality, Native American societies, the African diaspora, and Asian cultures. They teach a range of courses that deal with archaeology, human variation, climate change, environment, development, transnationalism, population health, language, gender, marriage and family, warfare and violence, anthropological theory, and other topics. Special resources at Auburn include archaeological and biological anthropology laboratories, a federally- approved curation facility for archaeological collections and ethnohistorical material, partial HRAF, summer field school in archaeology, and lab opportunities in archaeology and biological anthropology. Students have opportunities for involvement in research projects in environmental anthropology, bioarchaeology, medical anthropology, archaeology, and relevant topics of their choosing.
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Tuition Info
Degrees Offered Anthropology BA major
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Requirements
ANTH 1000/1003-Introduction to Anthropology (4fields); ANTH 2000-Ethnographic Methods; ANTH 3100-Language and Culture; ANTH 3500-Archaeology; ANTH 3300 Biological Anthropology; ANTH 4310-Anthropological Theory; ANTH directed electives (18 hours); Statistics
Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info Please see website for more information
Grants Or Funding University intramural grant program, College of Liberal Arts Humanities and Social Science awards, College of Liberal Arts summer salary awards
Support Opportunities Harmon Scholarship, Auburn Undergraduate Research Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts Travel and scholarship awards
Program Details
Research Facilities Archaeological Research Laboratories and curation facility, Bioanthropology Research Laboratory, Water Resource Center, Women's Studies, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
Collections Collections of central Alabama archaeological and ethnohistorical material; osteological collections
Library Resources Ralph Brown Draughon Library (main), Library of Architecture, Design and Construction, Charles Allen Cary Veterinary Medical Library The combined collections of the libraries contain over 2.2 million volumes as well as 1.4 million government documents, 2.9 million microforms and 134,000 maps. The libraries receive over 19,000 current serials and 150 current newspapers. Books are classified by the Library of Congress (LC) system and are arranged in open stacks by subject.
Publications Auburn Journal of Undergraduate Research Anthropology on the Plains Newsletter
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: ANTH 1003-Introduction to Anthropology ANTH 3313-Race and Racism: A Biocultural History of Human Variation
Application Deadlines
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Auburn Anthropological Society is student organization that aims to provide the Auburn community with information about the discipline of Anthropology and to provide students with necessary resources to further their educational and professional careers. The organization provides opportunities to go to conferences, attend lectures, and develop friendships with other students and professionals in the discipline
Anthropology Club Advisor: Dr. Christopher Berk
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1