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Are you interested in preserving heritage? Analyzing artifacts? Solving problems related to globalization?

 An Anthropology degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other. This program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy prepares students for a variety of career options.

Graduates can take their understanding of these topics not just into museums, but also into the worlds of business, health care, education and government, helping individuals and societies better negotiate the modern world by understanding the lessons of the past.

Anthropology is for you if you consider yourself

Adventurous and Active
Analytical and Strategic

Program Information

Anthropology Program

1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912

Allgood Hall, E222

Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent

706-446-1219

What You'll Study

Coursework

The Augusta University Anthropology program focuses on three subfields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archeology. In the program you will cover topics like violence and warfare, forensic anthropology, historical archeology and medical anthropology.

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Focal Points

Anthropology Subfields

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

The Biological Anthropology Lab allows you to get a hands-on understanding of the ways the human experience affects the human skeleton.

With opportunities to volunteer or conduct independent research, the Archeology Lab offers multiple ways to grow your skills along with your resume.

Study Abroad trips bring other cultures alive while providing personal grown and experiences that will last a lifetime.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

 

Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.

 

Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.

 

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

Your Future

Career Options

In addition to working in museums, anthropology graduates can move into a wide range of careers, including those in government, education, historical preservation, health care and business.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the employment of anthropologists and archeologists is expected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022.

 

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A Calling Like No Other

Why Augusta?

A focus on three subfields of anthropology prepares graduates for a full spectrum of employment opportunities.
Extracurricular opportunities specific to archeology students build relationships and create marketable experiences.
Exposure to hands-on labs and research increases understanding and develops the skills employers value.

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The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.