Department of Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems.

The Department of Anthropology at The University of Tulsa offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in archaeology and cultural anthropology, as well as a doctorate in applied archaeology. The hallmark of our department is the individual relationships between students and faculty and the engagement of all students in cutting edge research. We offer state-of-the-art labs, which allow us to combine experimental archaeological analyses with extensive fieldwork worldwide. Suitable doctoral candidates are provided full tuition and a stipend for three years; support is also available for students pursuing master’s degrees.


Professor discusses climate models at Paris workshop

Thomas Foster, associate professor of anthropology at The University of Tulsa, presented at the LandCover6K...

Alicia Odewale

Building Future Faculty Program

Anthropology doctoral student Alicia Odewale has been selected to join the North Carolina State Building Future...