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:
- 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
- Cultural Competency
- Medical Anthropology
The anthropology faculty conducts research in many areas and has projects in locations that include:
- The Philippines
- 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.