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Department of Anthropology

  • A close up photo depicts 3-D printed models of various evolutionary stages of human development.


The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina is one of the nation’s strongest academic units for research productivity. Our undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs train students to study and protect the past while preparing them for boundless career opportunities. 

Why Anthropology 

Students who study anthropology take an integrative and intersectional approach to the study of what it means to be human. In our degree programs, students gain an appreciation for cultural and biological diversity while pursuing research and fieldwork opportunities locally and abroad. No matter what career path students choose to follow, they leave our program with an understanding of human diversity, research skills for collecting and making sense of information and the ability to communicate their findings. 

After Graduation

The critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills that an anthropology degree offers are transferable to a variety of careers. Our graduates go on to become: 

  • College professors 
  • Coroner technicians 
  • Data analysts 
  • Exhibit arrangers  
  • Field archaeologists 
  • GIS specialists 
  • Lab technicians 
  • Marketers 
  • Museum educators 
  • Teachers of English as a foreign language abroad 
  • And much more 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.