General Description / Special Programs

Comparative archaeology; ethnographic field schools, archaeological field opportunities in Asia and the Pacific; graduate interdisciplinary programs/certificates in Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Biology, Historic Preservation, and International Cultural Studies; undergraduate Honors Track; BA+MA (BAM) in Anthropology; Minor in Medical Anthropology; MA Track in Applied Archaeology; MA Track in Applied Cultural Anthropology.

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Degrees Offered PhD, MA, BA major and minor
Highest Degree Offered PhD
Other Degree Requirements Minor in anthropology: 15 credits of upper division Anthropology courses which includes one Theory course and one Methods course. Students must also take one upper division course designated as a Methods course by the Department of Anthropology. Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
BA candidates required to complete the U of Hawai'i at Manoa General Education Core requirements in basic skills and understanding and 31 semester hours which include lower division courses in cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and the history of anthropology. Six courses of upper division courses are also required.
MA/MS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
MA/ MS Requirements Plan A (Thesis): 30 semester hours of course work and thesis worth an additional 6 hours; Plan B (Non-Thesis): 30 semester hours, 3 papers evaluated for scholarly quality; Applied Archaeology Plan B (Portfolio): 31 semester hours, 3 research papers. Must maintain a B average or better to stay in MA program(s)
MA/MS Specializations Applied Archaeology Track, Applied Cultural Anthropology
PhD Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Phd Requirements MA in anthropology; 3-semester residency; language requirement subject to advisory committee recommendation; comprehensive exam; fieldwork requirement subject to advisory committee recommendation; Dissertation. Must maintain a B average or better.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Graduate: teaching assistantships, East-West Center Fellowships and Scholarships, Achievement Scholarships, Foreign Language and Asian Studies awards, research assistantships, work study

Program Details
Research Facilities

Archaeology, zooarchaeology, paleoecology, medical anthropology and physical anthropology labs, student computer labs, Asian and Pacific artifact collections, Pacific skeletal reference collection, Ethnographic Teaching Lab and GIS labs. Research and employment opportunities with Bishop Museum, Social Science Research Institute, Honolulu medical centers, Archaeological firms, and the US Army Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC)

Library Resources Extensive special library collections on East, South, and Southeast Asia, Pacific and Hawai'i; Small department library
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Online classes offered through the University of Hawai'i Outreach College

Application Deadlines
December 1 deadline for Fall applications
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Graduate Student Association; Lambda Alpha National College Honor Society for Anthropology; Anthropology Undergraduate Club
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1