How to Apply

The Department of Anthropology offers an undergraduate major with three areas of concentration to choose from, and two minors. Explore majors in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, or Cultural Anthropology, or minors in Anthropology or Forensics Anthropology, and find the path to your future.

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Incoming Students

Our undergraduate major is designed to provide students with a foundation in the three anthropological sub-disciplines at UO: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology. Students typically select one area of concentration and complete the department requirements for that area; however, some students complete the requirements for multiple areas of concentration within the major.

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Current Students

The anthropology major is useful not only for those planning to go on to practice anthropology professionally, but also for careers in secondary education, international studies, social work, and other sciences or humanities. Our department offers students multiple opportunities to get involved and meet other students. Join the undergraduate Anthropology Club or Honors Program or embark on a study abroad experience alongside other UO students.  

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How to Apply to Graduate Programs

The Department of Anthropology typically admits 6-9 graduate students annually. Admission is offered only for the fall term except under highly unusual circumstances. The University of Oregon supports every student, regardless of immigration status. If you are considering the Department of Anthropology, we strongly recommend you first consider how your research interests fit with the research interests of our department.


Scholarships & Funding

The Department of Anthropology offers funding resources for both undergraduate and graduate students. We offer several small awards to support undergraduate research and conference attendance, and nearly all graduate students in the Department of Anthropology receive funding for all or most of their graduate study. The University of Oregon also offers ample funding for tuition, housing, and other academic needs.