About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Anthropology. We are a lively group of faculty, students and staff that has grown tremendously over the past couple of years. We offer a BA in Anthropology, a recently-inaugurated a BA in Archaeology, and a minor in Anthropology. And our MA in Anthropology was just expanded into a 4+1 program, now providing an exemplary BA student the opportunity to complete the MA with only one additional year of study. Finally, we offer a Historical Preservation Certificate and a new Heritage Certificate in Cultural Resource Management (archaeology) to complement our BA degree.
Our momentum as a research and teaching unit has markedly accelerated in recent years, as evidenced by the number of new faculty hires in Anthropology and our climbing enrollments in both undergraduate and graduate courses. As a result, the kind and variety of courses that we offer students has increased in concert with an expanding set of research interests by our faculty. Archaeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology are well-represented and developed in the Department.
The Department of Anthropology has much to be grateful for these days. Books, book chapters, and journal articles continue to be published in our most respected flagship outlets. Invited conferences—both national and international—continue to ask for our participation. Nevertheless, we continue to maintain a grounding in the needs of our student body as well as working with our immediate colleagues in neighboring Departments and Colleges here at UC. Our mission remains interdisciplinary and synergetic in attempting to access and complement the growing prominence of the entire University of Cincinnati system.