Anthropology
 

Bachelor of Arts
  
At a Glance

Ponder the patterns of people through a degree in Anthropology, a diverse and fascinating field of research and exploration. Students gain knowledge in many growing subdisciplines, including archaeology and linguistics, plus an appreciation of different cultures, superb critical thinking and written and oral communication skills and the chance to work directly on faculty research projects. And, at UWG, the Anthropology department is one of the few endowed programs in the entire country, sponsoring scholarships, workshops and plenty of special events.

Why should I choose UWG's Anthropology program?
  • The Anthropology program is fully accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  • Faculty stress liberal arts education and take seriously the social and emotional, as well as intellectual, growth of their students.
  • Students develop a solid base of anthropological knowledge in each of the subdisciplines (sociocultural, archaeology, biophysical, linguistic), an appreciation of cultural diversity, an understanding of scientific methods and their application to learning about the world around them, effective oral and written communication skills, and critical thinking skills that foster life-long learning.
  • Students engage in original research projects.
  • All regular faculty members have terminal advanced degrees and active research agendas in their specialties.
  • The Anthropology program is one of the few endowed undergraduate programs in the United States. The Antonio J. Waring Anthropology Endowment supports scholarships, sponsors special lectures and workshops by prominent anthropologists from across the nation, and supports other special events.  
Are there any special opportunities available?
  • Anthropology majors are encouraged to become directly involved in faculty research projects. This provides students with experiential learning opportunities that are usually reserved for graduate students at larger universities.
  • Field schools in archaeology and ethnography provide hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom.
  • The Waring Archaeological Laboratory provides students opportunities for instruction in archaeological laboratory techniques, curation experience and participation in other research projects.
  • Faculty members sponsor undergraduate and research presentations at professional meetings.
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
  • Careers
    • State and federal agencies
    • Private sector consulting firms
    • Museums
    • Social service agencies
  • Further Education
    • Graduate level studies (including Ph.D., J.D.), many of which are fully funded by fellowships and research assistantships
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
  • Majors participate in the Anthropology Club, which sponsors special activities and travels to sites of anthropological interest.
  • Majors who qualify also participate in Alpha Lambda, a national honors society.
  • What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
  • Library utilizes latest technology and software and accesses numerous electronic databases.
  • Computer labs available with latest technology and software.
  • The Waring Archaeological Laboratory is a state-of-the-art research and curation facility that serves students, faculty and visiting scholars.
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
  • Faculty members have area specialties in Africa, Latin America and North America. They teach courses on topics such as the origins and development of prehistoric political organization, Southeastern archaeology, primatology, human origins, the symbolic role of animals in society, gender, religion and ecology.