Welcome to Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara

Anthropology is the study of humankind in the broadest sense: biological, sociocultural, and historical. The Department of Anthropology at UCSB has been a vibrant and active center of research and teaching for a half century. We offer B.A. degrees in two emphases: Cultural Anthropology (including archaeology), and Biological Anthropology. We offer graduate specializations in archaeology (including bioarchaeology), sociocultural anthropology, and integrative anthropological sciences.

Announcements

UC Santa Barbara doctoral candidate Jessika Akmenkalns, supervised by Dr. Stuart Tyson Smith,...

Elizabeth Weigler, Graduate Student in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded a...

The GSA Excellence in Teaching Award honors the outstanding dedication of...