Undergraduate Research Opportunities

In addition to research opportunities at the Gilcrease Museum of the Americas, and other Tulsa-area institutions, the Anthropology department also encourages students to become involved in the wide range of faculty research efforts underway around the world.

Over the last few years, undergraduates have participated in projects in the Israel, Jordan, Armenia, Mexico, the American Southwest, and the American Midwest, pursing research opportunities in the field and lab including computer applications, sediment studies, and photomicroscopy.

Students, in addition, have worked with Q2 Consulting, LLC, a social science research firm that provides program evaluations, needs assessments, and other research services to regional community organizations.

There are also non-school affiliated field school and excavation opportunities throughout the U.S. and abroad.  For a list of possibilities, see this link:  AAA Field School Info.   For more information on how to participate in field schools or excavations, contact Dr. Miriam Belmaker.  

The TU Anthropology Department sponsors Alpha of Oklahoma, a chapter of Lambda Alpha,the national honors society for anthropology students.  This organization offers scholarship and grant opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students, as well.  

Also, each year,the University of Tulsa Anthropology Department awards the Danowski-Whalen Senior Prize in Anthropology to one (or sometimes two) of the deserving seniors in the department.

Aditionally any Arts and Science student with a TU GPA equal to or greater than 3.0 is eligible to apply for participation in the TURC program (Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge).  

Lambda Alpha Charter and Whalen Susan Danowski Senior Prize Plaques