General Description / Special Programs

UNCG offers a flexible, three field undergraduate Anthropology degree that allows specialization in cultural, biological, or archaeological anthropology. We emphasize the study of method and theory in Anthropology, and provide many opportunities for mentored-research experiences in the field and the lab, study abroad, and service learning. Our faculty are active researchers in prehistoric and historic archaeology in the Old and the New World, paleoanthropology and paleontology, and medical and applied cultural anthropology, and they fully incorporate undergraduates in their research. We offer a unique interdepartmental Archaeology major with colleagues from Geography, History and Classical Studies. Department faculty maintain well-equipped labs in Andean archaeology, zooarchaeology, historic archaeology of the Southeastern US, paleoanthropology and paleontology, 3D virtual imaging, and remote sensing.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology BA
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
AA/AS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
BA-120 semester hours, 34 hours of Anthropology courses
Experience Offered
Field Work
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Internships are available at a number of local and regional organizations including museums, zoos, and community service providers.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Zooarchaeology lab, Andean Prehistory lab, Historical Archaeology lab, Vertebrate Paleontology lab, 3-D Digital Imaging lab, Photography and Photogrammetry lab.

Collections Great Divide Basin fossils (ca. 15,000 vertebrate fossils from the Paleocene-Eocene of southwest Wyoming), Skeletal remains from Tutu Archaeological Site, US Virgin Islands.
Certs Offered 0
Employees1 to 25
  • Donna Nash
    Primary Contact
    Associate Professor
    US(+1) 336-334-5132
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Intro to Biological Anthropology (253 + 253L), Intro to Cultural Anthropology (213), Intro to Archaeology (258), Lost Tribes and Sunken Lands (308), Cultures of N American Indians (330), Cultures of Africa (335), Monkeys, Apes, and Humans (357), Statistics for Anthropology (359).

Application Deadlines
Annually during Spring semester.
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Advisor: Dr. Cassie Workman
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0