In addition to conducting academic research, anthropologists apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems in such fields as education, healthcare, forensics, cultural resource management, economic development, marketing, and environmental conservation.
About Our DepartmentThe UTSA Department of Anthropology provides students with a well-rounded understanding of the four subfields of anthropology. We offer a major and minor at the undergraduate level and MA and Ph.D. degrees at the graduate level. Our focused doctoral program in Environmental Anthropology provides advanced training in political and cultural ecology, landscape perspectives, medical anthropology, primate behavioral ecology, environmental politics, and conservation policy and practice.
Faculty research specialties include: archaeology of the Maya lowlands and Andean South America; archaeology of Texas and the Greater Southwest; primate behavioral and conservation ecology in Southeast Asia and Africa; resource management practices and human-animal relations in island Pacific; indigenous and environmental politics in lowland and Andean South America; the cultural anthropology of Texas and the Plains; ethnography and applied anthropology of Mexico and the United States; and medical anthropology of the US-Mexico border region.