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

Florida State University, Department of Anthropology
909 Antarctic Way Suite 114 Tallahassee FL 32304 United States
Phone+1 850.644.4281
General Description / Special Programs

The department's focus on archaeology, biological/physical anthropology, and cultural anthropology allows for collaborative work among faculty, students, and community. Faculty-direct field and lab research programs in Mexico, the Caribbean, the US (Eastern Woodlands, Great Plains, Northeast), and the Mediterranean. All archaeology faculty are Registered Professional Archaeologists. Faculty and students conduct trans-disciplinary research with Classics, Modern Languages, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, the National High Magnetic Field Lab, Art History, Geography, Geology, Scientific Computing, and Social Work.

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Degrees Offered BA and BS in Anthropology. MA and MS in Anthropology.See Department of Anthropology webpage for information on degree requirements.
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
MA/MS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Program Details
Research Facilities

Teaching labs that house archaeological, biological, and ethnographic teaching collections; Archaeological and biological labs that house comparative and type collections; human osteology lab, zooarchaeology lab, geoarchaeology lab, Geospatial lab, digitization lab. Cameras and photography tools for artifact and specimen photos, plotter for oversize maps and research posters. Field equipment includes a total station and GPS set-up, survey and excavation equipment for terrestrial and underwater fieldwork; terrestrial and underwater coring set-ups; flotation tank and water-screening set-ups; a research boat, field vehicles, and a fully equipped dive locker. High-end desktop setups for video documentary production. Extensive artifact collections from Florida. HRAF and e-HRAF database available through the FSU Libraries. Southeast Archeological Center, National Park Service, Florida State University Marine Lab, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, United States Forest Service facilities compliment the existing university facilities.

Library Resources Paul A.M. Dirac Science Library, Strozier Library, Career Center Library, College of Law Library, College of Medicine Medical Library, FSU Reading Rooms and Other Collections, FSU-PC ARC, Harold Goldstein Library Science Library, The Claude Pepper Library, The Library and Archives of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Warren D. Allen Music Library and several thousand volumes in department facility.
Certs Offered 0
Employees1 to 25
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

The FSU Department of Anthropology offers several Online Distance Learning (ODL) courses at the undergraduate level. Please contact the Academic Program Specialist for current offerings.

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: The Anthropology Graduate Student Association (FSU AGSA) represents the interests of graduate students and provides opportunities for social, academic, and professional development. FSU AGSA hosts an annual Student Research Showcase. The Anthropology Society at FSU (ASFSU) is a student-driven organization for undergraduates to connect with others of similar interests and professional goals. Together both organizations co-host with the Department annual events such as the Hale G. Smith Pig Roast and the Robert Dailey Fish Fry.
Anthropology Club Advisor: FSU AGSA: Dr. Tanya Peres ASFSU: Dr. Tom Leppard & Dr. Geoffrey Thomas
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1