Hello and welcome to the Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida.  The department is currently comprised of 21 core faculty with strengths in cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, public and applied anthropology and ongoing high-impact research projects throughout the world.  The department seeks to advance anthropological concepts through teaching and research by actively investigating questions of relevance to the modern world.

At the undergraduate level we offer a BA degree that provides a broad holistic understanding of humans and the human condition, both past and present, that emphasizes all disciplinary subfields of anthropology:  archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, biological anthropology, and public and applied anthropology.  Course instruction combines face-to-face interaction in the classroom and lab, web delivery, and field research.  At the same time, we also offer a completely online BA degree that has been recognized through several media outlets as a top online program in anthropology.

At the graduate level, we offer a broad-based MA in Anthropology with required and elective coursework primarily focused in cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and public and applied anthropology.  Since fall 2018, we offer a Ph.D. in Integrative Anthropological Sciences that emphasizes cross-disciplinary empirical research on the dynamics of transformation and change in societies past and present. The goal of the program is to provide graduates with scientific, technological, and sociocultural skills that are applicable for both academic and applied jobs.

I encourage you to take the time to explore our department website that provides detailed information about our programs, faculty, labs, research and exciting events.  Please feel free to contact me or any of the faculty if you have questions about our programs or research.


John J. Schultz

Professor and Department Chair