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

General Description / Special Programs
The department offers a three-field undergraduate major through which students gain substantive anthropological knowledge of human diversity across space and time (including its causes and consequences); evolutionary processes; anthropological theory; methods for collecting, describing, analyzing, and interpreting anthropological evidence; and anthropological ethics, as well as the skills of critical thinking and the ability to communicate orally and in writing. The MA program has two tracks, one in General Anthropology and the other in Public Archaeology, both of which prepare students to work in anthropology-related fields, to teach in the community college system, or to pursue doctoral-level work. The Anthropological Research Institute coordinates opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student participation in CRM, applied anthropology, and other public anthropology projects.
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Degrees Offered MA in Anthropology (General or Public Archaeology Options); Anthropology BA major/minor
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
42 units in the major, 48 general education units, and additional 30 units, with total of 120 units required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
MA/MS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
MA/ MS Requirements General MA Option: 30 units coursework; optional thesis or comprehensive exam; Public Archaeology Option: 33 units coursework, including practicum; thesis only; Both Options: foreign language or computer skills; statistics required
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Media support facility, physical anthropology lab, and archaeological lab, Human Relations Area Files, Mesoamerican Archaeology Laboratory, Biological and Primate Lab, Anthropology Resource Institute.</p>
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Student Association
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0