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

General Description / Special Programs
The Anthropology department maintains liaison with a number of area programs: American Indian Studies Center, Asian-American Studies Center, Center for African-American Studies, James S Coleman African Studies Center, Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture, Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Culture, Brain and Development, Center for Language, Interaction and Culture, Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life, Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, Center for the Study of Women, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Cesar Chavez Center for Chicana/o Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center, Institute of Archaeology, Latin American Center, Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, Women's Studies Program, World Arts and Cultures, and the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Archaeology. The Archaeological Survey of the UCLA Institute of Archaeology engages in archaeological research and training which complements that of the department. In addition the department offers research programs in Applied Anthropology, Cultural Ecology, and Psychocultural Studies. Opportunities are numerous for supervised field training in all branches of Anthropology in selected foreign and local areas, the locales depending upon current faculty interests and research projects.
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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA major, BS major, minor
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Preparation for the Major: BACHELOR OF ARTS - 4 lower division courses: 20 units Required: Anthropology 7, 8, 9 and 33 (Human Evolution, Archaeology: Introduction, Culture and Society, Culture and Communication) 11 upper division courses: 44 units 1 course from each of the following subfields: Archaeology, Biological, Linguistic, Regional Cultures & Societies, Anthropology Methods, Anthropology History or Theory 2 courses in Sociocultural Anthropology, 3 elective Upper Division Anthropology courses BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - Required Preparation for the Major: Anthropology 7, 8, 9, and 33, Life Sciences 7A, 7B, 7C, 23L, Chemistry and Biochemistry 14A, 14B, 14BL, 14C, and 14CL, or 20A, 20B, 20L, 30A, and 30AL, Mathematics 3A, 3B, and 3C, or 31A and 31B, LS 30A and 30B, Physics 6A, 6B, and 6C, or 6AH, 6BH, 6CH, Statistics 12 or 13. 9 upper division courses: 36 units 1 course from each of the subfields Arch Bio Ling Regional; H/T; 2 SC and 2 electives noted in the BA, 2 courses in Sociocultural Anthropology, 1 course in History Theory, 2 elective Upper Division Anthropology courses
MA/MS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 40 units course work, grad core seminar in student field of specialization, core course requirement, and MA thesis
PhD Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 2 years of residency, language proficiency, oral and written examinations, fieldwork, dissertation, oral presentation
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities <p>Graduate: Teaching assistantships, $2227.89- $2612.11 per month; Graduate Student Researcher Step I-X $18.18 - $35.63 per hour; readership, grad $15.32 per hour. In addition to teaching assistantships and research assistantships, there are university fellowships and limited department funds for student MA and PhD research</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>The Fowler Museum of Cultural History has excellent collections from all over the world; the Institute of Archeology maintains more than 20 archaeological labs and archives</p>
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Graduate Student Association (composed of Master's and PhD students); Undergraduate Anthropological Association and Biological Anthropology Society (composed of undergraduate students)
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0
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