With an Anthropology concentration in the Anthropology and Geography major, you will join the anthropologists and geographers who work together to study the intersections between our cultural and physical world. Anthropology is the study of humankind, and our faculty hold expertise in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. Together, we work as archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, museum technicians, and environmental scientists to investigate current topics such as sustainability, climate change, forensic anthropology, archaeology, and the preservation of our cultural heritage. Our research takes us into the field, here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and around the world, where we focus on the lives, lifeways, and environments of people in the past and present.
Anthropology Concentration - Anthropology & Geography
For students of anthropology and geography, the entire world is a classroom. Through our regional and international partnerships, programs, and field schools, you will get the hands-on experience that will help you succeed after graduation.
Study Abroad in Trinidad, Japan, France, and the Phillippines
Brookgreen Gardens Field School
Prehistoric Archaeology Field School
With our labs and equipment, you will leave the Anthropology & Geography program ready to step into further academic research or a career in the field.
Anthropology and Geography Lab
3D Printers and Scanners
In the first two years, you will take a range of cross-listed and integrated courses in both disciplines. By your last two years, you will take upper-level methods and topics classes in your chosen concentration.
Minors and Certificates
An Anthropology minor adds a holistic component to human biological sciences, social sciences, and humanities majors, and is an asset to those entering an ever-expanding global market, where an understanding of human diversity, past and present, provides a competitive and functional edge. In addition to introductory required courses, minors take advantage of upper-level anthropology electives and may participate in field studies, laboratory analysis, seminars, advanced methods courses, or internships.
Certificate in Applied Archaeology
The Certificate in Applied Archaeology is designed to provide you with hands-on training in archaeological methods. This training prepares you for employment as an archaeological field and laboratory technician in the cultural resource management industry. As a supplement to a range of majors and minors, the Applied Archaeology Certificate requires 13 credit hours of training and provides the minimum employment qualifications for jobs in the discipline.
The Anthropology and Geography department has award-winning faculty whose active research involves students.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Primatology, Ethnoprimatology, Human-nonhuman Primate Interactions, Indigenous Knowledge
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Anthropology, African Diaspora through Music and Foodways
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Archaeology, Lowcountry and Enslaved African Landscapes
Student and Alumni Work
Other Concentrations and Certificates
If you're interested in anthropology and archaeology, explore the Geography-focused concentrations and minors.
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