The anthropology major results in a broad understanding of humans and the human condition, both past and present.  Students in the program study all subdisciplines of anthropology:  archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology and public and applied anthropology. Students in the online program can earn the degree fully online.

Our online program has been recognized by multiple media outlets over the past few years as a best online program. In 2019 Successful Student ranked us the #1 online bachelors degree. Best Colleges ranked our program as the #2 best online Anthropology program, and SR Education Group ranked us as the #5 best online program. We have also been deemed the most affordable anthropology program by

Online Study

The availability of online courses offered each semester is dependent on the availability of faculty to teach the course.  Required courses will be offered at least one time during the academic year, but possibly not during every semester.  Anthropology offers many electives but not all electives will be taught in an online format.  Questions regarding the online availability of a course should be directed to the main office at  Due to the availability of online courses, it may take the web-based student slightly more time to complete the degree than the traditional student.  Students should work with the undergraduate coordinator to plan their schedules.

Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states.  More information is available here.

The following lists are our current online course offerings.  The frequency of a course being offered online is subject to change at any time due to faculty availability.  The Department of Anthropology will be expanding the online course offerings in future semesters.

Required Lower/Upper Core Courses:

Courses Offered Online

Area Study & Restricted Elective Courses:

***ANT 3163 Mesoamerican Archaeology will apply to the Gordon Rule Writing Requirement. 

Program Requirements

Students must earn at least a grade of C (2.0) in each required course and should consult with a college advisor to ensure that adequate progress is being made toward program completion.  Individuals interested in pursuing an online degree in anthropology should consult the online UCF catalog for a complete list of the core requirements.

Contact Information

For additional information about the online anthropology major contact Dr. Amanda Groff, Associate Lecturer and Online Undergraduate Coordinator at 407-823-2227 or

For admissions information, please contact undergraduate admissions direction at

For questions regarding university requirements or tuition, please contact UCF Online directly at