We teach, research, and practice anthropology to explore the human experience across time and space, critically analyzing the interactions between culture, identity, and power.
Situated within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Anthropology Department at UNCG offers both an undergraduate major and minor. With a permanent, full-time faculty of seven and an equal number of part-time instructors, we provide our students with a thorough background in archaeology, biological and cultural anthropology, the freedom to concentrate in one of these sub-areas, and many opportunities to practice anthropology in the field.
Our faculty are active international researchers and scholars who include students in both fieldwork and lab research and serve as advisors and mentors to both our majors and minors. We strongly encourage our students to gain international experiences through study abroad, to learn to do anthropology by attending a summer field school, and to present the results of their research at professional conferences.