Academic Programs

The School of Anthropology provides the full range of educational experience in the undergraduate and graduate programs of study.  The University of Arizona School of Anthropology offers BA and BS degrees in Anthropology, two M.A. Anthropology tracks, and the Ph.D. in Anthropology. The School of Anthropology is one of a very few anthropology programs that continue to offer students the opportunity to explore all four subfields of Anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.

Undergraduate Program:

The Undergraduate Program in Anthropology includes both B.A. and B.S. degree options, both of which provide a solid foundation for further work in other disciplines. Our undergraduate students pursue a wide range of careers and advanced degrees in anthropology, and in many related fields, including the social sciences, humanities, and biological sciences. Our majors are well prepared for professional careers in government, business, law, medicine, social services, and many other fields.  Anthropology majors graduate with the global perspective and critical thinking skills necessary to engage with, and succeed in, the 21st century world.

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If you have any specific questions about our undergraduate program, please send an email to an Anthropology Advisor.

To apply to the Undergraduate Program at the School of Anthropology, please visit the University of Arizona Undergraduate Admissions page.

Graduate Program:

The Graduate Program in Anthropology at the University of Arizona is one of the top-ranked graduate programs in anthropology in the United States. The School of Anthropology offers both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in all principal subdisciplines of anthropology: archaeology, biological, linguistic, and sociocultural anthropology, including applied anthropology. There are three separate types of M.A.s offered in the UA Anthropology program: an accelerated M.A. program that offers our current undergraduate students a B.A./B.S. degree and an M.A. degree in five years, a specialized Master’s degree in applied archaeology that is offered as a stand-alone degree, and an M.A. track that serves as a gateway to the School’s doctoral program. Our Ph.D. students are admitted to the program either through the M.A.-to-Ph.D. track or, if the M.A. is already in hand, directly to the Ph.D. program.  

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