What Is Anthropology?
Anthropology is a classic example of an undergraduate liberal arts major, combining fascinating coursework and practical career training in one academic package. More than 300 colleges and universities in the U.S., including the University of West Georgia, offer a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Anthropology students are encouraged to see the world holistically, as the sum of its biological, social, and cultural parts. Holism—an eye toward the all-encompassing “big picture”—is what distinguishes anthropology from more technical and specialized fields that view the world through much narrower lenses.