Chair: C. McCarty
Graduate Coordinator: J. Davidson
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The Department of Anthropology offers the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees. Complete descriptions of the minimum requirements for these degrees are provided in the General Information section of this catalog.
The Department provides training in the four main areas of specialization, or subfields: Anthropological Linguistics, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology. Department strengths include training in Social Research Methods, Medical Anthropology, and the Archaeology of the Americas. The C.A. Pound Human Identification Lab provides opportunities for specialized training in Forensic Anthropology.
Given the holistic nature of Anthropology, the Department maintains close ties with other units in Liberal Arts and Sciences, including the Center for African Studies (CAS), the Center for Latin American Studies (LAS), the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), the African American Studies program, the Center for European Studies (CES), and the Department of Linguistics. Many department faculty hold joint appointments or affiliations with these programs. We also maintain close ties with the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR), the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), the Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI), the Land Use and Environmental Change Institute (LUECI), the Water Institute, and the Genetics Institute.
Prospective students are encouraged to examine the research interests of individual faculty for a more detailed perspective on the Department’s strengths and specialties. Applicants to the graduate program should preferably have an undergraduate major in anthropology, but the Department accepts applicants with degrees in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and physical sciences into the graduate program. All students are required to take the two Proseminar courses, which provide students with baseline knowledge of the discipline’s four subfields.