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How long will it take?

Students can complete the program in 4 years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Students can begin classes in Fall, Spring or Summer.


Anthropology, B.A.

Anthropology, the study of human beings and their primate relatives, provides students with a perspective on the nature of humanity over time and in different environments.

Anthropology is concerned with biological aspects of humans and other primates in the past and present (biological anthropology), with material culture and an investigation into past lifeways (archaeology), with contemporary cultures (cultural anthropology) and with the complexities of language and communication (linguistic anthropology).

The Department of Anthropology has a strong and growing program with faculty representing all four of these subfields. Our faculty have research activities on four continents (North and South America, Europe and Africa). Several faculty members have expertise and research projects in Latin America. Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from the experience and ongoing research of faculty working there. Faculty members have taught field methods courses and supervised student research in socio-cultural anthropology, medical anthropology and archaeology.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
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International students
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Transfer students
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In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements.

The curriculum is comprised of 18 hours of courses appropriate to the major, no more than one language or linguistics course and 27 hours of major courses.

The department offers two endowed scholarships for undergraduate majors: the Robert L. Blakeley Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology and the Jeremy D. Gillen Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology.

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Our students graduate with the skills needed to understand and explain human behavior. These are tool that are always in demand.



Anthropologists are frequently teachers and/or researchers in colleges and universities, or they may work for public and private agencies.

Within these areas, anthropologists may focus on historic or cultural resource preservation or cross-cultural competencies in such areas as medicine, community development, education, tourism, business or other specialties.


Department Chair and Associate Professor
Jennifer Patico
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Director of Undergraduate Studies
Cassandra White
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College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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