High School Seniors
If you are a high school senior, you should apply for admission during the first semester of your senior year. If you are a transfer student, you should apply six to nine months before the beginning of the semester in which you plan to enroll. At the latest, your application should be received by August 1 for the Fall semester and December 1 for the Spring semester. All application materials are available online at the UAF Office of Admissions.
To request Undergraduate Application forms and materials, or to submit completed application materials:
UAF Office of Admissions
2nd Floor Signers Hall
PO Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480
907-474-7500 - phone
907-474-5379 - fax
Declaring Anthropology as your major
To declare a major in Anthropology, stop by the Anthropology Department main office in 405A Bunnell Building and get a Change of Major form from the department's administrative assistant or click here for PDF version. NB: If you do not personally notify the Anthropology Department of your decision to major in Anthropology, the department may not become aware of your existence. Change of Major forms filed elsewhere are not regularly forwarded to the department. We would like to include you in our many department activities, but we cannot do that unless we know you are "one of ours."
Anthropology minor: Please see the Minor requirements
Need some help deciding?
For more information on undergraduate studies in linguistic and cultural anthropology at UAF, please contact the BA Undergraduate Studies Director, Dr. Patrick Plattet (pplattet @ alaska.edu).
For more information on undergraduate studies in archaeology and bioanthropology at UAF, please contact the BS Undergraduate Studies Director, Dr. Jamie Clark (jlclark7 @ alaska.edu).
Consider an Honors Degree
We highly encourage all anthropology majors to consider matriculating in the Honors Program in order to complete an undergraduate honor's capstone project.
The Honors Capstone Project is meant to be the culmination of the Honors experience for each student in the Honors Program. The Honors Capstone requirement is intended to provide the student with a scholarly endeavor incorporating the range of concepts and techniques learned during the undergraduate career, as well as the synthesis of knowledge gained during college. The goal is for the student to be exposed to a set of perspectives, and through critical thinking to develop a novel perspective. Students develop a project with a faculty adviser in an area of interest to the student. For details on and paperwork relating to the undergraduate research experience, please visit the Honors Curriculum webpage.
For more information on an Anthropology Honors Capstone Project, please contact Dr. Kara Hoover (kchoover @ alaska.edu)