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
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
Focal areas for the department are: 

  • Peoples and Cultures of the New World
    (both ancient and modern)
  • Bioarchaeology and Forensics
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Competency
  • Medical 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:

  • Bolivia
  • Caribbean
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Egypt
  • Europe
  • Florida
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • 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