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Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of spring quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 


If you need guidance with academic planning, course selection, career exploration, discussing a double major or a minor, and other matters related to the anthropology curriculum, staff and peer advisers are available weekdays to assist you. Click below for more information about how to make an appointment or to learn about our drop-in hours.

Advising Office

Help is here when you need it. Staff and peer advisors are available weekdays to assist students individually with academic planning, petition review, course selection, career pathway development and other matters related to the major and staying on course toward graduation.


Answers to frequently asked questions about the undergraduate program in the UC Davis Department of Anthropology.

Major Check

You can now use My Degree to do a self-check of your major requirements. MyDegree is an online advising tool that allows students to understand their degree requirements, track their progress towards degree completion, and explore alternative and/or additional fields of study. My Degree creates a custom audit for each student to serve as a roadmap for academic success. In launching this new resource, we anticipate a period of discovery as campus acclimates to the system. Our advising office is working to update each student's file in MyDegree, but we do anticipate errors and challenges that will need to be addressed. We appreciate your partnership in introducing this supplement to academic advising as we continue to develop this resource together. My Degree is not a replacement for academic advising nor does it override any decisions made by academic advising units or Dean's Offices. The My Degree audit is not an official confirmation of degree completion, and it is not an official transcript. For questions or inquiries regarding My Degree, please contact the team at

Advising Forms

Advising forms and checklists for the Department of Anthropology