The Department of Anthropology offers a balanced and flexible program of academic courses and research opportunities in cultural anthropology, archeology, physical anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.

General Interest Area:

Fields of study include historic and prehistoric archaeology, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, ethnoarchaeology, ethnohistory, human biology, paleoanthropology, forensic anthropology, political and legal anthropology, kinship and social organization, applied anthropology, and sociolinguistics .

High School Background:

Earth science, biology, geography, algebra and geometry, social studies, history, and English

Plan of Study:

The focus is upon past and present peoples and cultures of circumpolar north. Sociocultural anthropology contributes to an understanding of the complex problems of human behavior, cultural and social organization, and the relationship of human groups to the various environments. Archaeological and human ecological research provide information about past and present modes of living, culture change and origins, and distribution of peoples in the arctic and subarctic .

How to get Involved:

Contact the Anthropology department for information on student clubs, internships, volunteer or student job opportuniites.

Career and Graduate Possibilites:

Most career jobs in anthropology require graduate degrees (M.A., Ph.D.). Academic jobs normally require a doctorate. Archaeologists and cultural anthropologists are frequently employed by state and federal agencies (e.g., N.P.S., B.L.M., U.S. Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife Service, etc.). Many anthropologists work for private consulting firms and deal with such issues as Cultural Resource Management and socio-economic impact ana yses. l

Related Websites:

UAF Anthropology Department
UAF Catalog description

Anthropology degree worksheet (unofficial)

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