Department Events

We asked Brian Fagan, now long retired, to talk about his unusual archaeological career, which...

  1. May 3, 2019 - 12:00pm
Dr. Alicia Boswell

Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture Department,...

  1. May 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Dr. Athena Aktipis
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Arizona State...
  1. May 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

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 over a half century. We offer B.A. degrees in three emphases: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology as well as a B.A. in Anthropology without an emphasis. Our faculty specialize in three wings of anthropology, with research and graduate specializations in archaeology (including bioarchaeology), sociocultural anthropology, and integrative anthropological sciences (evolutionary anthropology, biological and cultural).