Anthropology, B.A.

This program is no longer accepting new students. Please explore UNCG’s other academic programs.

The B.A. program in anthropology explores the study of humankind in all its dimensions, including biological, historical, and cultural perspectives.

Students study biological and cultural anthropology and archaeology – in the classroom, lab, and field – with active researchers and world-class faculty.


  • UNC Greensboro was voted one of the 25 best colleges for anthropology in 2020 by GradReports.
  • Small faculty to student ratio provides hands-on educational opportunities for students to work closely with faculty and other students in the classroom, the laboratory, and in the field.
  • In recent years, our faculty have taken students on research trips as close as the Southeast and as far as Wyoming, Mexico, Peru, and Tanzania.


As an anthropology student at UNCG, you may:

  • Find 50-million-year-old fossil primates in Wyoming, excavate ancient Peruvian sites, dig up human ancestors and their tools at Olduvai Gorge in Africa, and explore historic archaeology of the Piedmont region.
  • Study medical and applied anthropology and the effects of natural disasters on modern societies.
  • Gain access to a multitude of internship opportunities.
  • Participate in interdepartmental programs in African American and African Diaspora Studies, archaeology, international studies, and linguistics.
  • Work with faculty to produce original research and present at regional and national conferences.


  • Many graduates pursue advanced degrees in anthropology and related fields at schools such as UNC Charlotte, University of Arkansas, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Hawaii.
  • Some graduates choose to attend law school or medical school.
  • Potential career paths include:
    • Education
    • Law
    • Medical Field
    • Museum Work
    • Archaeology

Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Dr. Donna Nash
Department Head
Department of Anthropology