Get fundamental training in four subfields of anthropology — archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology — with applied study experiences in each area.
Enjoy small cohorts with guaranteed funding through assistantships that will support your individual research goals. We offer flexible courses in basic and advanced theory and method, substantive knowledge areas, research design, data analysis and interpretation, and practical field skills. You'll also have a faculty mentor to help you succeed.
Train in broad social theory as well as interdisciplinary, anthropological discourses for a well-rounded education.
Find rich opportunities for research through ethnographic and archaeological field schools locally and abroad.
Gain experience through authentic simulations and laboratory classes in artifacts and material culture.
Engage in four subfield anthropology perspectives, and gain extensive training in research ethics.
What You’ll Study
Describe and evaluate the historical development and contemporary expressions of anthropological theory. Recognize and describe research themes and content from all subfields. Conduct document-based and field research to engage in professional-level scholarly dialogue, lead classroom discussions and present scholarly papers. A thesis is required.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- College Professor
- Coroner Technician
- Data Analyst
- Exhibit Arranger
- Field Archaeologist
- Lab Technician
Job Titles of Alumni
- Research Associate
- Adjunct Professor
- Health Care
Employers of Alumni
- Brockington and Associates
- Richard Grubb and Associates, Inc.
- Guilford County Schools
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte