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Undergraduate Research

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The Department of Anthropology offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved with research. Many anthropology majors work in archaeological and biological anthropology labs, assist with archaeological excavations, and/or complete internships with local museums.

Anthropology undergraduates also work on independent research projects, usually through the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Additionally, students have opportunities to receive funding from the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, present their research at Student Research Week, and publish their work in the journal Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal.

Students who are interested in studying abroad may want to apply for the College of Liberal Arts Study Abroad Grants ($2000 for participation in a semester-long study abroad) or the Glasscock Scholars Abroad Program (which provides $5000 for study at the Chiara Center in Italy).

Students with interests in museum studies may want to complete a credit-bearing internship (3 academic hours) with the Star of the Republic Museum at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

Interested undergraduates should ask their professors how to get involved with research. Anthropology majors are strongly encouraged to ask their professors or the departmental advisor for information on how to explore opportunities.