• Certificate Program in Cultural Resource Management


    Cultural Resource Management (CRM) is defined as anthropological and archaeological research carried out to document and preserve significant places, properties, and objects of cultural heritage. CRM offers high-quality employment opportunities for Anthropology graduates in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. Recent discussions with members of the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists, archaeologists for the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service, archaeologists for private CRM firms, and archaeologists at other academic institutions indicate that employers are very interested in hiring students with knowledge and skills in CRM.

    A certificate in CRM will provide students with the specific training necessary to be successful in the field, and will make them more attractive to potential employers. The completion of a certificate program will give our students an edge in today’s highly competitive labor market.

    The program will include courses in the Anthropology department, courses in other departments that teach skills relevant to CRM, and internship hours in a CRM setting. The training for the certificate program will encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary research and community outreach activities that are consistent with the university’s strategic plan.


    A. Eligibility

    A “Certificate in Cultural Resource Management” can be completed by either an Anthropology major or a non-Anthropology major who has completed the appropriate prerequisite or corequisite courses. Note that any student who completes the certificate program will also earn a minor in Anthropology. Students can formally apply to enroll in the certificate program in the Department of Anthropology.

    Prerequisite or corequisite courses (6 credit hours):

    • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology
    • ANTH 2001 Introduction to Archaeology

    B. Course Requirements (19 credit hours)

    • ANTH 4181 Cultural Resources Management (3.00 credits).
    • ANTH 4102 Archaeological Field Research (4.00 credits, offered in the Summer semester).
    • ANTH 4186 Internship (3.00 credits).
    • One additional 4000-level anthropology course relevant to CRM (3.00 credits, see Anthropology Department faculty advisor for a complete list).
    • One skills course in business, management, or policy (3.00 credits, see Appendix B), or a related course approved by an Anthropology Department faculty advisor.
    • One skills course in history, biology, or geosciences (3.00 credits, see Appendix C), or a related course approved by an Anthropology Department faculty advisor.

    C. Certification

    The Registrar will be notified by the Anthropology Department Chair after a student completes all requirements for the certificate program. Completion will be noted on the student’s transcript and the student will be awarded a certificate from the Anthropology Department.

    Appendix A.
    Anthropology courses relevant to CRM

    ANTH 4105 Environmental Archaeology
    ANTH 4120 Indians of the Southeastern U.S.
    ANTH 4125 Forensic Anthropology
    ANTH 4201 Artifact Analysis
    ANTH 4202 Rise and Fall of Ancient Civilizations
    ANTH 4203 Indigenous Archaeology
    ANTH 4885 Special Topics (if subject is relevant to CRM)

    Appendix B.
    Skills courses in business, management, or policy relevant to CRM

    ABED 3100 Business Communication
    ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting
    MGNT 3600 Management
    MGNT 3630 Environmental Law
    MKTG 3803 Principles of Marketing
    MKTG 4808 Marketing Research
    MKTG 4861 Services Marketing
    PLAN 3701 Intro to Urban & Regional Planning
    PLAN 3702 Land Use Planning & Controls
    PLAN 4722 Environmental Planning
    POLS 4209 Environmental Policy

    Appendix C.
    Skills courses in biology, geosciences, or history relevant to CRM

    BIOL 3226 Natural History of Vertebrates
    BIOL 3231 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
    BIOL 3232 Vertebrate Evolution
    GEOG 2553 Intro to GIS and Mapping Science
    GEOG 3563 Introduction to Remote Sensing
    GEOG 4103 Geography of Soils and Water

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Forensic Sciences


    Forensic Science is a growing field and offers an excellent point of entry for students interested in combining natural and social scientific method and theory. The goal of this certificate is to use lecture, lab, and field work to prepare students for careers in Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, or Criminology, with a focus on forensic applications. Interdisciplinary and practical training in forensics offers high-quality employment opportunities in the private sector and in federal, state, and local agencies including law enforcement, The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and state and federal bureaus of investigation. The program offers a flexible path towards completion for students from any department of origin and with any previous level of experience in forensics. Achieving this certificate will give our students an edge in today’s highly competitive labor market while encouraging a positive social contribution and commitment to community.


    A.) Eligibility:

    A "Certificate in Forensics" can be obtained by a student with any undergraduate major at UWG who has completed the appropriate courses.

    B.) Requirements – minimum of 5 courses (16-17 hrs):

    1: Any two basic science courses from the list below:

    BIOL 1010 Fundamentals of Biology 3/0/3 and BIOL 1010L Fundamentals of Biology Lab 0/2/1
    BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 3/0/3 and BIOL 1107L Principles of Biology I Lab 0/3/1
    BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 3/0/3 and BIOL 1108L Principles of Biology II Lab 0/3/1
    CHEM 1100 Introductory Chemistry 3/0/3 and CHEM 1100L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory 0/3/
    CHEM 1151K Survey of Chemistry I 3/3/4
    CHEM 1152K Survey of Chemistry II 3/3/4
    CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 3/0/3 and CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 0/3/1
    CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 3/0/3 and CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 0/3/1

    2: At least one forensic course from the list below:

    ANTH 4125 Forensic Anthropology 3/0/3
    CHEM 3130 Modern Forensic Science 3/0/3 (does not count towards a degree in Chemistry)

    3: Any two other courses with themes in forensic science from the list immediately above or below, B2 or B3: (one must be from COSS [ANTH or CRIM]):

    ANTH 3110 Human Osteology 3/0/3
    BIOL 4241 Entomology 3/3/4
    BIOL 2021/L Anatomy and Physiology I or BIOL 2022/L Anatomy and Physiology II
    CHEM 3140 Drugs and Drug Abuse 3/0/3 (does not count towards a degree in Chemistry)
    CRIM 3411 Criminal Investigations 3/0/3
    CRIM 3242 Drug Abuse 3/0/3
    CRIM 4000 Research Methodology 3/0/3
    ANTH 3250 Field Methods in Physical Anthropology 0/8/4 or ANTH 4102 Archaeological Field Research 0/8/4
    ANTH 3200 (or 4983) Directed Research 0/0/3 or ANTH 4112 Senior Thesis 0/3/3– min 3 credit level, Forensic topic*
    BIOL 4981 Independent Study or BIOL 4983 Senior Biology Research – min 3 credit level, Forensic topic*
    CRIM 4981 Directed Readings – min 3 credit level, Forensic* experience/topic*

    *For these classes, the topic of contributing experience or research must be primarily forensic in topic or application as confirmed in writing by the respective instructor.