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

General Description / Special Programs

The FAU Department of Anthropology provides undergraduate and graduate programs that address critical issues in the field.  We are committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse, open environment for the exploration of anthropological issues.  There are active faculty-developed research programs in biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. Research areas range from the US and the Caribbean to Central and South America, Africa and Asia. The Department is host to the SE and SW Regional Centers of the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology MA, MAT, BA major
Highest Degree Offered MA
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Minimum of 36 credits, with 6 credita research and 1 language
MA/MS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Experience Offered
Field Work
MA/ MS Requirements 30 credits, 1 language, proposal defense, thesis, thesis defense
MA/MS Specializations Cultural, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Internships available in public archaeology for SE and SW Florida as well as other internship opportunities in biological and cultural anthropology throughout the region.

Support Opportunities

There are graduate teaching assistantships (with tuition waivers) and student-in-residence fellowships awarded competitively.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Specialized lab facilities include: 3-D imaging, lithics imaging, morphometrics, materials processing, PCR/primate genetics, and zooarchaeology.

Collections Zooarchaeology comparative collection
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Anthropology minor offered online

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Lambda Alpha Honor Society; Anthropology Graduate Student Union
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1