Information for high school seniors

Applying for admission

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.

Submit completed application materials to:

UAF Office of Admissions
2nd Floor Signers' Hall
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480
Phone: 907-474-7500
Fax: 907-474-5379

Major in Anthropology

To declare a major in Anthropology, download and complete the Change of Major form with your Anthropology Department advisor, then submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.

Note: Please notify the Anthropology Department of your decision to major in Anthropology in order to be included in our many department activities.

Minor in Anthropology

Please see the Minor requirements.

Need help deciding?

For more information on undergraduate studies in linguistic and cultural anthropology at UAF, please contact the B.A. Undergraduate Studies Director, Dr. Patrick Plattet (pplattet @

For more information on undergraduate studies in archaeology and bioanthropology at UAF, please contact the B.S. Undergraduate Studies Director, Dr. Jamie Clark (jlclark7 @

Consider an honors degree

We highly encourage all anthropology majors to consider matriculating in the Honors College in order to complete an undergraduate Honors Capstone Project.

The Honors Capstone Project is meant to be the culmination of the Honors experience for each student in the Honors College. 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 @