Hands on experience is a vital part of your undergraduate education and a unique aspect of TU. In the Department of Anthropology & Sociology, we offer many opportunities for you to begin research in any one of our labs as early as your first semester.
The department prides itself on wide-range laboratories, collections and facilities, and collaborations with other labs and facilities across campus. All anthropology faculty and sociology faculty welcome inquiries from current and potential TU students.
The department offers endless possibilities for students to step outside their world and research the unknown. From examining the lives of undocumented immigrants and delving into other misconceptions, our students ask the tough questions to discover meaningful truths about their subjects and themselves.
You can volunteer, participate in an independent study or apply to be part of Arts and Sciences Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) which provides funding for summer research and includes grantsmanship, presentation abilities and community service. Additional funding for research is available through the Odell Foundation.
Opportunities for additional hands on experiences are available through Lambda Alpha (anthropology honors society) activities.
Anthropology is a global discipline. You can join a field school in any of the disciplines of Anthropology (Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, and Biological Anthropology), run by TU faculty or by other institutions. Students have joined our faculty in countries such as Armenia, Israel, Jordan, Guatemala and Mexico. If you wish to spend more time abroad, we recommend you consider a semester or years overseas which is coordinated by the Center for Global Engagement.
For anthropology summer field school, please contact the undergraduate advisor Miriam Belmaker.