Anthropology studies all aspects of human culture past and present, including human biological and cultural diversity, human origins, and the emergence and development of cultural complexity.

Our students learn to analyze material artifacts, preserve heritage, understand multicultural environments and solve problems related to globalization. Anthropology majors gain the varied skills needed to succeed in the increasingly complex societies and communities of the 21st century.  The anthropology major prepares students for diverse careers in business, healthcare, education, government, NGOs, museums, historical preservation, etc.  Anthropological skills and knowledge are in high demand today. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of anthropologists and archaeologists is expected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations" (US Department of Labor).

Our program focuses on two subfields of anthropology: cultural anthropology and archaeology. Our faculty offer a variety of courses that cover topics such as violence and warfare, historical archaeology, prehistoric archaeology, religion, Africa, food, medical anthropology and migration in cultural anthropology. The Archaeology Lab offers opportunities to volunteer or conduct independent research. The student-run organization, Anthropology Student Union, provides opportunities to develop leadership skills and engage with anthropology through field trips, guest lectures, and other events.

Contact Us

History, Anthropology, & Philosophy

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

Suite E222


1120 15th St, AH-E222 Augusta, GA 30904

Our Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Minor in Anthropology

Get Involved

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Anthropology Student Union

Angela Bratton

The Anthropology Student Union is comprised of students and faculty at Augusta University who have an interest in anthropology.

Anthropology is a broad discipline that includes archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics. The Anthropology Student Union is open to anyone with a general interest in anthropology. We have a number of events that may include out-of-town field trips, eating at ethnic restaurants, guest lectures, film nights, service projects, etc. You can find updated information about events and other related information on our Facebook page. 

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