As the study of what it means to be human, Anthropology is a cutting-edge discipline that stands out in breadth and scope.
Analyze the three “Bs” of Homo sapiens: Biology, Behavior, and Belief. Engage with humans across time and space. Learn about their unique evolution and diversity – from prehistory to the present – through the subdisciplines of archaeology, biology, culture, and linguistics.
- Archaeological Anthropology focuses on the excavation and analysis of the archaeological record;
- Biological Anthropology examines the biological evolution and diversity of our various human species;
- Cultural Anthropology interfaces with living cultures and is the description and analysis of contemporary living cultures;
- Linguistic Anthropology investigates how people communicate across the globe, and how language enables the creation of society and culture.
We invite you to pursue a degree in Anthropology, study what it means to be human, and view the world through a wider lens!
Forensic Science and Investigation Pathway
The Forensic Science & Investigation Pathway offers an interdisciplinary program of study for students interested in applying science, social context, and rules of criminal procedure to the seizure and analysis of physical evidence.
The Religion Pathway offers an interdisciplinary program of study for students interested in the study of religious beliefs, practices, and social phenomena.
In addition to the traditional Anthropology major, we now offer a new major in Cross-Cultural Health and Spirituality, which specializes in how spirituality and health intersect in the United States and around the world, addressing newly-emerging interests and employment opportunities in the field of global health and wellness. With a more streamlined and targeted set of course options, this new concentration focuses on cultural anthropology, religion, and health/wellness, while still covering coursework in archaeology, and linguistic and biological anthropology.Learn MoreNew Major
News & Updates
University of West Georgia alumna Sarah Grace Rogers ’21 has been named the university’s Academic Recognition Day Scholar for 2022.
When UWG’s Sarah Grace Rogers arrived at the Slavia Field School in Mortuary Archaeology in Giecz, Poland, this summer, she and her fellow anthropology students would play a game. Is it pottery, a bone or a really cool rock? By the time she returned to the U.S. a month later, she could tell the difference.
Anthropology Scholarships at UWG
Through the generous support of the Antonio J. Waring Jr. Endowment, the UWG Anthropology Program offers a range of diverse scholarships to its students, including scholarships for academic merit, undergraduate research, and travel. These competitive scholarships are awarded on a semesterly basis and are based on academic achievement and potential for scholarly growth.Learn MoreAnthropology Scholarships
The Anthropology Program makes use of two exceptional laboratories, the Antonio J. Waring Jr. Archaeological Laboratory and the Biological and Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (BAFAL). Thousands of prehistoric and historic archaeological collections are held in trust by the Waring lab, and provides students with hands-on experiential training in archaeological and curatorial methods.. BAFAL is an open lab space where students and faculty alike can conduct research and participate in experiential learning opportunities related to biological and forensic anthropology.
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“One of the highlights of my experience in Anthropology at UWG would be the in-depth mentoring that I have received ... making me realize the importance of Anthropology in our world as well as my personal life.”
-Jawonna Coleman, Waring Distinguished Scholar