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.


"RAPID: Surviving the Flood: Vulnerability, Risk Management, and Resilience after a Natural Disaster"

  • A Tsimane mother and her two children. Photo by Benjamin Trumble.

Recent severe flooding in Bolivia has left hundreds displaced, including the indigenous Tsimane...