About the Department

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas explores the full complexity of human experiences across space and through time. We approach the study of anthropology via three distinct yet complementary subfields: archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Nested within the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, we offer undergraduate Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, an undergraduate minor, and graduate Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs. Using a wide array of scientific and humanistic approaches, we conduct ethically-minded research and scholarship that provides a critical perspective on culture, society, and human biological variation and evolution.

 Our mission is to develop and promote anthropological knowledge to move forward together in an increasingly complex world. At its core, this anthropological approach promotes a critical understanding of the many ways humans have shaped the world, past and present. 

 We value inclusion in our community and pledge to meet the diverse educational needs of our students, providing them with a global and comparative foundation that will prepare them for success in anthropology and beyond.