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Anthropology BA/Anthropology MA - Medical Anthropology Concentration - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 22.02 ANTHROPOLOGY, CIP: 45.0201 Anthropology)

Department of Anthropology

380 Academic Center
Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026

Jaume Franquesa

Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Experiential Learning

Students in Medical Anthropology are encouraged to take advantage of many internship and volunteer opportunities offered by health-related organizations in Buffalo. These include the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Health Network (GBUAHN) and Jericho Road Community Health Center.

Extracurricular Activities

The Undergraduate Anthropology Club serves several academic, social and professional purposes. The club has sponsored field trips to museums in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Toronto, and has worked with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in facilitating seminars on application to graduate school, resume preparation and job hunting. For more information, see the UB Student Association webpage.

Honors and Awards

  • The Lucia Maria Houpt Award is presented to the outstanding graduating senior in the Department of Anthropology, based on GPA, departmental service and university-wide service.
  • The Marion Dickson Award for Outstanding Junior is given to a junior student based on overall and departmental GPA and departmental service.
  • The Justin Van Ness Award is awarded to a graduating senior with documented interest in the environment.
  • The Klein Family Award is awarded to an undergraduate student with documented plans to attend medical or dental school.
  • The Nathaniel Cantor Award is awarded to a graduating senior with documented plans to pursue work in Social Work or Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • The Undergraduate Professional Activities and Achievement in Anthropology Award is presented to a graduating senior who has engaged in professional activities that warrant special recognition.
  • The Leadership Award is presented to an undergraduate student with dedication to the Department of Anthropology through service.

Departmental Honors

Honors in Anthropology is achieved by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major and satisfactorily completing a two-semester research project through intensive consultation with a thesis advisor and two more faculty members. For more information, visit the Honors in Anthropology webpage.

Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:49:30