Undergraduate Students in UH Anthropology
Information and Helpful Links
The Department of Anthropology at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa welcomes students interested in majoring or minoring in anthropology. This page provides helpful information for such students as well as those who have already declared majors or minors in the undergraduate program in anthropology at UH.
Applying. To apply for undergraduate study at UH, contact the UH Admissions and Records Office.
Declaring a Major. To declare a major or minor in Anthropology:
1. Make an appointment to see the Anthropology undergraduate advisor, or another Anthropology faculty member. The undergraduate advisor is Dr. James M. Bayman. His office is located in Dean Hall 205 - (808) 956-8511
2. Download or pick up a "College and Major Transfer Request form" or "Certification of Academic Minor form" at Arts and Sciences Student Academic Services Office, in QLC 113, telephone 956-7519. Fill out the form, bring it to your meeting with the Anthropology advisor, and ask him to sign it. Return the completed form to the A & S Student Academic Services Office.
We encourage you to talk to instructors about their courses. They’ll welcome your interest, and will be glad to meet you and discuss your plans.
Advising. Students interested in Anthropology or in need of academic advising can contact the Department's Undergraduate Chair, Professor Andrew Arno, or the Department Chair, Professor Geoffrey White. Students should choose an advisor from the department faculty who shares similar interests and who can help them to achieve their academic goals. Contact information for all faculty is available online. Students should also consider the College of Arts & Sciences advising services for assistance planning their personal academic trajectory.
Funding. Information on sources of funding for undergraduate students in anthropology can be found here. The Department offers the Carol Eastman Scholarship for undergrads once a year. Other sources of funding can be found outside the Department and students are encouraged to contact the UH Financial Aid Office.
Courses. All of our Department faculty members teach undergraduate courses. Courses in the Anthropology Department are offered in each of the four subfields of anthropology: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology. The Department offers several summer session archaeology field schools for students interested in studying archaeology. Students should also consult the UH course catalog.
Information on preparing for advanced study and careers in anthropology is also available on our undergraduate majors page.
page last updated August 26, 2009