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

University of Notre Dame, Department of Anthropology
296 Corbett Family Hall Notre Dame IN 46556-5611 UNITED STATES
Phone+1 574.631.5547
Phone 3+1 574.631.6433
General Description / Special Programs

The Department of Anthropology is committed to a multidimensional inquiry into what it is to be human—past and present, nearby and distant. Notre Dame’s Anthropology program explores the richness and diversity of the discipline by building bridges between various humanistic and scientific approaches. We seek to involve faculty and students in integrative anthropology, including engagement with different anthropological and interdisciplinary perspectives, integration of theory and application, and integration of teaching, research, and ethics. We train undergraduate and graduate students to harness these strengths in basic research, in effective teaching, and in the application of anthropology both inside and outside of academia. The department's research and doctoral training program emphasizes the integration of the major anthropological subfields: archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. This is seen in faculty research, graduate education, and undergraduate curriculum.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, BA honors major/major/minor
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Experience Offered
PhD Field Areas
Phd Requirements The doctoral program is designed to enable students to spend a major part of their graduate work on their chosen specialties. Doctoral candidates follow a trajectory of study in methods and theory, based on the sub-fields of Anthropology, with flexible language, laboratory and field training depending upon perceived need and as determined by their individual research agenda. Along with required courses in the first two years of study, at the end of each spring students prepare and present a research project. In the fall term third-year students take comprehensive examinations, and prepare a formal dissertation proposal that is suitable for submission to an external funding agency. The dissertation and oral defense are the final steps in the PhD requirement with the goal of completing all requirements within 5 years.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

The department offers undergraduate internships at The Smithsonian and The Field Museum

Support Opportunities

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and other centers offer extensive research, travel, and program support to faculty and students.

Program Details
Research Facilities

HRA files available. Specialized labs include: Archaeology, Lithics: Research and Flintmaking, Bioarchaeology, Archaeometry, Hormones, Health and Human Behavior, Human Energetics.

Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthro Club
Anthropology Club Advisor: Eric Haanstad
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1