The Department of Anthropology is part of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas State University-San Marcos. Our department offers two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, and one graduate degree, a Master of Arts in Anthropology. We are the academic home for about 350 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate students. Our 16 full-time faculty members offer a wide variety of courses in each of the subdisciplines of Anthropology – cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology – to support our departmental mission and educational goals. Students may work with faculty on local research projects and participate in field schools at in Texas, Mexico and Belize.
All faculty members in the department are actively involved in research and other scholarly activities, including fieldwork in the United States, Mexico, Belize, Peru, Madagascar, and the Republic of South Africa. The department houses the following research centers and institutes: the Center for Archaeological Studies, the Archaeological Curation Facility, the Center for the Art and Symbolism of Ancient America, the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, the Gault School of Archaeological Research, and the Center for Middle American Research.