The anthropology major results in a broad understanding of humans and the human condition, both past and present.  Students are required to pursue a course of study that leads to training in all subdisciplines of anthropology.

The recognized subdisciplines of anthropology are: 

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Public & Applied Anthropology

Undergraduate course offerings include but are not limited to:

  • Lab based classes (flintknapping, ceramics, primatology, osteology, human origins)
  • Internships, Study Abroad and Field Schools
  • Area Studies (North America, Latin America, Middle East)
  • Methods (public anthropology, ethnographic methods, archaeology methods, GIS, quantitative methods, digital anthropology)
Students majoring or minoring in anthropology with sufficient course background may be provided an opportunity to participate in ongoing field and laboratory research opportunities.

The anthropology faculty conducts research in many areas and has projects in locations that include:

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Caribbean
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Egypt
  • Florida
  • Guatemala
  • Ireland
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • The Philippines
  • Turkey
  • United States
The anthropology faculty also maintains eight research facilities on the UCF main campus: 

  • BioARC Lab
  • Forensic Anthropology Lab
  • Geophysical Lab
  • Interdisciplinary Geospatial Science Lab
  • Latin American and Caribbean Archaeology Lab
  • Lithic & Ceramic Analysis Archaeology Lab
  • Paleoethnobotany Archaeology Lab
  • The UCF Laboratory for Bioarchaeological Sciences