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

The recognized subfields of anthropology are: 

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology.
Focal areas for the department are: 

  • Peoples and Cultures of the New World
    (both ancient and modern)
  • Archaeology and Forensics
  • Cultural Competency
  • Medical Anthropology.
Students majoring or minoring in anthropology with sufficient course background may be provided an opportunity to participate in ongoing field opportunities.

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

  • Bolivia
  • Caribbean
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Europe
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Turkey
  • United States.
The anthropology faculty also maintains six research facilities on the UCF main campus: 

  • Craniofacial 3D Imaging Lab
  • Forensic Anthropology Lab
  • Interdisciplinary Geospatial Science Lab
  • Lithic & Ceramic Analysis Archaeology Lab
  • Paleoethnobotany Archaeology Lab
  • The UCF Laboratory for Bioarchaeological Sciences.