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We offer general education and specialized training in the field of anthropology. Learn more about our programs below.

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Learn more about deadlines and requirements for our Ph.D. program.

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Anthropology Major

Our major covers relevant, insightful topics and pairs well with many fields of study.

Major Requirements

Research Strength. Global Impact.

Our faculty members have research strengths in several areas of study. They are also actively involved in research projects at field sites around the world.

Browse a map of locations where UConn anthropology researchers work across the globe.

News and Events

Department News

  • PhD Student Tanner Kovach Awarded an NSF Grant
    Archaeology PhD student Tanner Kovach was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant titled Investigating the Middle-Upper Paleolithic transition in the southern Caucasus. Tanner will investigate how technological strategies changed between the Middle Paleolithic and Upper Paleolithic, and what these differences can tell us about cultural transmission between Neanderthals and Homo […]
  • Donate to UConn Gives!
    UConn gives is this week, and ends April 18th! The Anthropology department greatly appreciates any donations–your donations help Anthropology students participate in archaeological excavations and conduct ethnographic field research, attend and actively participate in conferences and workshops, enroll in field schools, and more! Please share widely; we can use your support! Donate here!
  • Christian Tryon published in Sapiens Anthropology Magazine!
    Check out a publication in Sapiens Anthropology Magazine by UConn Professor Christian Tryon and NYU Professor Shara Bailey. Their discovery of photographic remains of fossils of Paleolithic children highlight the importance of archival research in Anthropology. Find out more by reading the article here!

The UConn Department of Anthropology studies the diversity of human experience across time and space.

Our faculty share an interest in the holistic study of humans and a curiosity about the varieties of human experience. Together we offer students valuable insights into the past, contemporary, and future world and the challenges we face today.