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Welcome from the Department Head

Darryl de Ruiter

Welcome to the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University!!

The department currently has 28 full-time faculty who offer approximately 120 different courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Faculty are affiliated with four different subfields or “programs”: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and nautical archaeology.

The department offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. Bachelor’s degrees can be either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS). The department also offers a minor in Anthropology, and an interdisciplinary minor in Museum Studies.

I invite you to explore our website further and learn more about our department, our people, and our research. Here is a sample of the information you can find on this website:

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Darryl de Ruiter
Department Head