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Fields of Study

Biological Anthropology is the study of human variation, adaptation, and evolution. 

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Ecological and Environmental Anthropology

Relationship Between Humans and the Natural World

Ecological and environmental anthropology at the University of Georgia examines the past and present reciprocal relationship between humans and the natural world. Our archaeological, biological, and cultural anthropology investigations yield critical knowledge of diverse dimensions of the human experience that we then apply in socially relevant ways.

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The Spanish copy of Dr. Julie Velásquez Runk's ethnography, Los wounaan y la construcción de su paisaje: Identidad, arte y gobernanza ambiental en la frontera Panamá-Colombia launches tomorrow, October 6th.
Congratulations to Olivia Ferrari, Anthropology and ICON PhD student, on receiving a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) award for her project, "Socio-ecological Borderlands at Medellin’s Periphery: Spaces of Multispecies Opportunity." In her research, Ferrari focuses on h
Congratulations to Dr. Don Nelson on receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation for project titled, "Landscape Exchange Network for Socio-environmental systems (LENS)!" Dr.

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Dr. Fred Andrus, The University of Alabama,
Sammantha Holder (University of Georgia)

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Dr. Lindsay Bloch, Florida Museum of Natural History,


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Our Graduate Program

At the University of Georgia, themes of ecology and environment connect our cultural anthropologists, anthropological archaeologists, and biological anthropologists to one another and to scholars and practitioners beyond the department and the university.  Our interdisciplinary and integrative connections give our work scholarly and practical relevance.  We offer a Ph.D. in Anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Integrative Conservation.  A master's degree is not required to apply to our Ph.D. program.

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Major or minor in Anthropology

Here at UGA, students can either major or minor in anthropology. Those who major in anthropology receive a Bachelors of Arts degree. To learn about Anthropology undergraduate courses, study abroad opportunities, and more, click here.

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