The Department of Anthropology is a part of UWF's College of Arts and Sciences. It boasts 8 full-time faculty teaching a wide variety of courses in the subdisciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Additional faculty are found in the Archaeology Institute on campus; these faculty teach classes and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty, staff, and students are engaged in ongoing research projects in Pensacola and around the world!
Students at UWF can earn a Bachelor's degree in anthropology from the Department, choosing from one of four tracks: archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, or general anthropology. We specialize in hands-on opportunities and prepare students for graduate study and for employment in the private sector and government agencies. Several summer field schools are available each year for additional training in one or more of the subfields of anthropology. We have around 100 undergraduate majors in the Department of Anthropology, and we continue to grow!
Students seeking to earn a Master's degree can also do that in the Department of Anthropology, choosing from one of two programs: general anthropology (archaeology, biological, cultural) and historical archaeology. The primary objectives of our master's program are to prepare graduates to be successful in the workforce and to enter doctoral programs. The master's degree consists of both coursework and a thesis capstone project. Over 90 percent of our graduates are employed in their field or are accepted into doctoral programs. We have over 80 graduate students currently enrolled in the Department of Anthropology, and more than 90 percent of our graduate students are at least partially supported with assistantships by their second year.