The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

University of Georgia, Department of Anthropology
250 Baldwin Hall 355 S. Jackson St Athens GA 30602-1619 UNITED STATES
Phone+1 706.542.3922
General Description / Special Programs

Department offers specialization in ecological and environmental anthropology. Students pursue flexible programs within the department and across the university in areas such as ecology, forest resources, marine sciences, conservation biology and sustainable development, agriculture, environmental ethics, and international programs. In addition, Georgia, as the location of diverse human populations from paleo-Indian to modern times, offers a superb natural lab for studying long-term ecological and environmental human adaptations. Around the ecological theme, faculty hold specializations in developmental anthropology, agricultural anthropology, behavioral ecology, stable isotope analysis, food and nutrition, geoarchaeology, historical ecology, heritage studies, environmental archaeology, anthropological archaeology, ethnobiology, ethnoecology, and conservation.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, BA, PhD-ICON
Highest Degree Offered PhD
Certificate Info Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate Program in Archaeological Sciences
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
BA: 120 hours; 28 in anthropology
MA/MS Field Areas
PhD Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Phd Requirements A minimum of three full years of study beyond the bachelor's degree, two consecutive semesters in residence, one foreign language, oral and written comprehensive examinations, dissertation, oral defense.
Phd Specializations Ecological and Environmental Anthropology; Anthropology Integrated Conservation (Anthropology-ICON)
Other Degree Field Areas
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities


Graduate: Graduate Teaching Assistantships, UGA Graduate School competitive programs, Graduate Research Assistantships with faculty research programs. Departmental awards include Brian Gumbert Memorial Fund, Janis Faith Steingruber Student Travel Award, Melissa Hague Fields Study Award and Robert E. Rhoades Pre-dissertation Travel awards. Students may also apply for support for conference presentation.


Program Details
Research Facilities


Students and faculty are actively engaged in field projects in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, South Pacific Islands and the Southeast USA. Department supports Behavioral Ecology and Economic Decisions Lab; Archaeology Lab; Lab of Health and Human Biology; Bioarchaeology and Biochemistry Lab; Community and Environment Lab; Conservation and Community Lab; Humans and Environmental Change Lab; Zooarchaeology Lab; Archaeological Geology Lab; Sustainable Human Ecosystems Lab; and the Center for Applied Isotope Studies. The Georgia State Archaeological Site File is located on campus and overseen by the department.


Library Resources


Existing publications include: Laboratory of Archaeology Series and Archaeology Papers Series.


Certs Offered 1
The Georgia State Archaeological Site File is located on campus and overseen by the department. Several faculty members are affiliated with the Georgia Museum of Natural History, located on campus. Members of the department are affiliated with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI), Odum School of Ecology, the Institute of Behavioral Research, Department of Geology, Department of Geography, Center for Archaeological Studies, Center for Applied Isotope Studies, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Institute of Native American Studies, College of Environment and Design, and Women’s Studies.
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:


We currently only offer select undergraduate online courses during the summer semesters.


Application Deadlines
December 1
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Graduate Student Organization; Student Association for Archaeological Sciences
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1