Contingent upon the approval of the undergraduate program director (UPD), a student may apply any field school towards his or her Anthropology major or minor. Watch for more information as travel and field schools begin to open up.

PLEASE NOTE: Course credit is not automatic but can be arranged in many cases. To obtain credit for non-Rutgers field schools or internships offered by accredited universities, please present the syllabus for a proposed field school to the Undergraduate Director, requesting transfer credit pre-approval.  For field schools or internships not offered by accredited universities, the work can be done as an independent study. To set this up:

  • Once you are accepted into a field school program, ask an Anthropology Department faculty member to serve as advisor.  Required independent study work might include additional meetings or assignments, at discretion of advisor.
  • Ask your advisor to contact the Undergraduate Assistant for a special permission number for 01:070:495
  • Register for 01:070:495

National Science Foundation (NSF) Programs: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

American Anthropological Association – Field School Opportunities

National Primate Center – scroll down to field schools

Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
     Offers Belize anthropology field programs in summer

Summer Field School in Ethnographic Methods in New York City

Humanity in Action Fellowships

Research in Applied Anthropology-Gozo, scholarships available

Ethnographic methods – Belize


Olduvai Field School-Tanzania

Drimolen Cave Field School-South Africa

Koobi Fora Field School-Kenya


Poland Mortuary Field School-Poland

Ice Age Island-Jersey, United Kingdom

Mortuary archaeology – Poland


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