Hands on experience is a vital part of your undergraduate education and a unique aspect of TU. In the Department of Anthropology, we offer many opportunities for you to begin research in any one of our labs as early as your first semester. The Department of Anthropology prides itself on wide-range laboratories, collections and facilities, and collaborations with other labs and facilities across campus. All faculty welcome inquiries from current and potential TU students.
You can volunteer, participate in an independent study (ANTH 4993) 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, Biological Anthropology and Linguistics), 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 Education.
For anthropology summer field school, please contact the undergraduate advisor Miriam Belmaker.