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Students in the Anthropology (PhD Thesis) program will benefit from study and research under a department that combines rigorous training with extensive field experience and lab investigations around the world. The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology embraces an integrative approach, offering innovative studies in anthropology that include the socio-cultural stream. This ranges from anthropology and militarization to medical anthropology, natural resources and environment, political economy and globalization, sustainability, and urban anthropology. The biological anthropology stream includes behavioral ecology, conservation, health and nutrition, human osteology, sex differences and reproduction, population genetics, primatology, and paleoanthropology.
Select a Specialization: Either primatology or social and cultural anthropology.
Field Work: Field work for social and cultural anthropology is required.
Candidacy: Students will complete both oral and written candidacy exams.
Courses Requirements: Independent study and a reading course in the student's substantive area.
Language Requirement: Demonstrated proficiency in a language other than English.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Cultural Resource Management, Corporate Consulting, International health organizations, International and community development, Market research, Law, Humanitarian efforts, forensics, medicine, veterinary medicine, conservation, academic positions.
With a PhD in anthropology, you may be able to pursue post-doctoral opportunities.
Thesis-based with written and oral examination components
One reading course; additional courses tailored to the student's needs
A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
Master of Arts, degree or equivalent from a recognized institution.
Statement of Academic Intent for PhD applicants.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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