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Program Overview

The Anthropology program emphasizes the study of the whole human being. It is focused on understanding diversity in Houston, the United States, and globally. Through coursework students explore world cultures and global challenges as well as methods for studying peoples and cultures in the world. The program prepares students to be global citizens by promoting skills for engaging responsibly and ethically in diverse communities in the United States and globally.

Students may complete the degree fully face-to-face, fully on-line, or through a combination of face-to-face and on-line courses.

Undergraduate Program (Bachelor of Science)

The B.S. in Anthropology at University of Houston-Clear Lake is designed to give students a comprehensive span of Cultural Anthropology topics and methods. Our coursework fosters fieldwork skills, analytical reading, critical thinking, strong oral and written communication skills, an understanding of diverse cultures, and an appreciation of the value of diversity. In order to organize your studies, explore a specific topic, and prepare for careers, you may select one of the following concentrations: International and Global Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Social Justice, and Women, Gender and Sexuality. Students who complete a concentration will receive a certificate. 

Degree Plan: BS in Anthropology

Opportunities for Anthropology Majors

Gain valuable skills for working in Houston, the nation's most diverse city.

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  • Focus your coursework on one of our concentrations: International & Global Studies; Latin American Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Social Justice.
  • Combine your Anthropology Major with a minor in Latina/o & Latin American studies.
  • Apply for the Mary Hodge Research Award, a scholarship for students conducting anthropological research.
  • Join Lambda Alpha, Anthropology National Honor Society, for scholarships and publication opportunities.

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Our full-time Anthropology faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and writers with diverse interests and areas of expertise.

Dr. Maria Curtis

Dr. Christine Kovic

Dr. Dawit Woldu


For additional information about Anthropology Program faculty and courses, contact: Dr. Christine Kovic, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Program Director, 281-283-3365.

Career Opportunities

With your degree in Anthropology, you may use these skills in a variety of fields from business to government service to non-governmental organizations.  Graduates of the program have gone on to diverse careers in law, education, and social services. The program serves as an excellent background for students who wish to enter the MA Program in Cross-Cultural Studies at UHCL or other programs emphasizing cultural diversity.

Visit the Careers page of the American Anthropological Association

Last updated: 08/26/2016 UTC
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