General Description / Special Programs
The department offers the BA, MA and PhD degrees within a four-field program (archaeology, cultural, linguistic, and biological/biocultural anthropology) focusing on comparative diasporas and social justice. Special opportunities include the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), Museum Studies, Public Health, GIS skills (in Geography), and programs in Linguistics, Latin American, African American and Women's and Gender Studies. Four-field teaching is emphasized. The department has a certificate in Historical Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management.
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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA major
Highest Degree Offered PhD
Certificate Field Areas
CRM
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
(120 - 126 hours) 1) General Education (University Core) Requirements (53-62 hours) 2) Major Requirements (27 hours): General BA - Introductory courses in cultural anthropology and arch/biological anthropology; topical course in Arch, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology; a 500-level anthropology course; four other anthropology courses (excluding senior thesis) 3) BA with Distinction (33 hours): Same as for General BA with the inclusion of a 2nd 500-level anthropology course; Field school, Laboratory, practicum, qualitative methodology or quantitative methodology course; ANTH 201 Inquiry or additional (3rd) 500-level course chosen in consultation with advisor; ANTH 498 Thesis; two other anthropology courses. 4) cognate (12 hours) or Minor (18 hours)
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements Minimum of 27 hours of coursework plus 6 hours of master's thesis credit, comprehensive exam, supervised fieldwork
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements A degree in anthropology or a related field is an admissions requirement. Minimum of 30 hours of graduate work beyond the MA, including 12 hours of dissertation credits, a written and oral qualifying exam, written and oral comprehensive exam, two research skills (e.g., foreign language, GIS), prospectus, fieldwork, dissertation.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities Teaching Assistantships, Graduate School Fellowships, SCIAA Research assistantships; More information at www.cas.sc.edu/anth/fellowship.html
Program Details
Research Facilities The department has lab facilities for teaching and research in biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, ethnography, and visual anthropology. SCIAA has extensive collections of southeastern archaeological, and some ethnological, materials.
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
Graduate Applications due December 15
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Student Association, anthro@mailbox.sc.edu; Anthropology Graduate Organization for Research, Action and Ethics (AGORAE), uscagorae@gmail.com
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0