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Established as a separate entity from the Department of Sociology in 1967, theDepartment of Anthropology at The University of Alabama approaches the human condition from a holistic perspective, and offers training in all four traditional sub-fields of anthropology:

  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Social/Cultural Anthropology

Undergraduate Programs

We offer a bachelor of art (BA) degree in anthropology and undergraduate minors in anthropology, evolutionary studies, and global health.

Learn more about undergraduate opportunities on the Undergraduate Programs page.

Graduate Programs

At the graduate level, we offer the master of art (MA) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in anthropology. To provide PhD students with advanced training, the doctoral program offers two tracks: archaeology of complex societies of the Americas and biocultural medical anthropology. The University also offers dual-degree programs for training in biocultural health promotion.

Learn more about graduate opportunities on the Graduate Programs page.

More Information

Additional information about the field can be found on our Research Overview page and Careers in Anthropology page.

The Department of Anthropology is committed to racial justice and disciplinary decolonization. Read our current statement.


TNTCX logoThe University of Alabama Department of Anthropology is proud to partner with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise (TNTCX) in order to build relationships with Tribal Nations.