The UCF Department of Anthropology offers degrees in four-field programs with faculty strengths in peoples and cultures of the new world (ancient and modern), archaeology, bioarchaeology, forensics, and medical anthropology. An undergraduate degree is offered in three tracks including fully online, general, and anthropological methods and practice which all lead to an Anthropology BA. The department also offers graduate degrees including an Anthropology MA and Integrative Anthropological Sciences Ph.D. Students may have the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs, field schools, or research sites in Bolivia, the Caribbean, Colombia, Europe, Guatemala, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Turkey, and Florida.
The department offers two official internship programs; one in archaeology at Cape Canaveral and one in medical anthropology in Haiti through a student organization. We also offer internship credit for opportunities that students locate outside the department with prior approval.
Archaeological labs that include study collections from Mesoamerica and ceramic/lithic analysis, bioarchaeology lab including stable isotope and histology analysis, computer facilities, paleoethnobotany lab, forensic lab, interdisciplinary geospatial sciences lab, and a physical anthropology teaching lab with osteological study collections.
The general track of the Anthropology BA degree and most department minors are offered fully online. The department offers many restricted electives in an online format.