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With a Geography 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. Geography is the study of humans’ physical, cultural, and political surroundings, and our faculty hold expertise in physical geography, human-environment geography, and GIS. We work as Geographic Information Systems specialists (GIS), physical and human geographers, and environmental scientists to investigate current topics such as sustainability, climate change, population growth, 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.

BA Geography Concentration - Anthropology & Geography

Minor Geographic Information Systems

Minor Human-Environment Geography

Certificate Geospatial Technologies



Experiential Opportunities

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.

Students standing outside Ghanaian university.

Study Abroad in Trinidad, Japan, France, and the Philippines

Student sifting dirt and materials at Brookgreen Gardens dig.

Virtual Heritage

Students sitting near dig marker during field work.

Internships in GIS, Sustainability, and the Environment




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.

Student holding skull and measuring instrument in archaeology lab.

Anthropology and Geography Lab

Student using 3D printer to create an artifact.

3D Printers and Scanners

Digital Commons




In the first two years, you will take a range of cross-listed and integrated courses in both disciplines, but by your last two years, you will be taking upper-level methods and topics classes in your chosen concentration.

Foundations (7 Courses)

ANTH 101/L | Primates, People, and Prehistory
ANTH 102 | Understanding World Cultures
GEOG 121 | World Regional Geography
GEOG 200 | Digital Earth
GEOG 201/L | Physical Geography
ANTH 120/GEOG 120 | Cultures and Environments
ANTH 300/GEOG 300 | Human Landscapes

Concentration (9 Courses)

2 Methods Courses 


GEOG 301 | Concepts in Geography
4 GEOG Courses
2 ANTH Courses

Capstone (1 Course)

ANTH/GEOG 498 | Capstone

Major Requirements  »
Geography Concentration
Sample 4-Year Plan  »
Geography Concentration



Certificates and Minors

Geographic Information Systems

A minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is designed to give you a broad understanding of the geographic concepts that underpin GIS and related geospatial technologies, as well as to help you develop practical skills in utilizing these technologies to address applications in a wide range of disciplines and domain areas. The structure of this minor goes beyond ‘software knowledge’ and introduces you to fundamental theories related to spatial thinking and geographic information.

Minor Requirements  »

Human-Environment Geography

The minor in Human-Environment Geography gives you a focused area of study in the prominent sub-discipline of Geography centered on sustainability, human-environment relationships, and human dimensions of global environmental change. It trains you to synthesize the physical and human aspects of geography through a complex and holistic theoretical approach and introduces you to the use of mixed methods research that human-environment geographers employ.

Minor Requirements  »

Certificate in Geospatial Technologies

This distance-learning certificate in Geospatial Technologies gives you a broad understanding of concepts foundational to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related geospatial technologies, as well as practical skills in utilizing these technologies to serve a wide range of disciplines.

Certificate Requirements  »



Program Faculty Spotlight

The Anthropology and Geography department has award-winning faculty whose active research involves students.

Priscilla Meyers

Susan Bergeron

Associate Professor of Geography

Virtual Heritage, Landscape Mapping

Jonathan Doe

Dominique Cagalanan

Assistant Professor of Geography

Political Ecology, Sustainability, Forest and Landscape Restoration


Clayton Whitesides

Associate Professor of Geography

Mountains, Invasive Species, Vegetation Dynamics

Amanda Green
All Anthropology & Geography Faculty  »



Student and Alumni Work

Related Programs

If you're interested in Geography, explore the Anthropology-focused concentrations and minors.

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Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (Highschool, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport


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Program Contact

Carolyn Dillian (Added 11/19/20) AC

Carolyn Dillian
Chair, Anthropology and Geography


Angelia Cartrette
Administrative Specialist

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