Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

The Anthropology degree provides you with a comprehensive education concerning human biological, behavioral, cultural stability and continual evolution, studying contemporary societies and cultures around the world. As an Anthropology major, you will take foundational courses in the field of anthropology along with courses in cultural theory and practice, physical anthropology, and archeology.

Anthropologists divide the discipline among four subfields:

  • Physical/biological anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Linguistics

Anthropology in Action

Hands-on experience will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to broaden your learning using various research methods and opportunities in:

  • Anthropology Practicum - This course can be field-based or on-campus research experience in a supervised setting related to anthropology. Practical experience is combined with scholarly research in the topical area of the practicum under the guidance of a faculty committee.
  • Internship in Anthropology – This is an off-campus experience in a supervised setting related to your anthropology major. Practical experience is combined with scholarly research in the topical area of the internship under the guidance of an interdisciplinary faculty committee.

The Bachelor of Science in Anthropology degree provides you with a solid foundation of disciplinary knowledge that will prepare you for diverse professional employment opportunities and graduate school.

For more information on specific classes, see the Anthropology degree information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.



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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Anthropology Degree Pathway
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Anthropology Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Study Abroad – Department faculty regularly teach in study abroad programs which will provide you the opportunity to study geography, anthropology, and other subjects while immersed in the culture and landscape of another country.

  • Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training through classroom work. You'll have the opportunity to work in teams and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality solutions.

  • Diverse Career Options – As an anthropology graduate, you will have varied career choices that will lead to quicker employment.

What can you do with an anthropology degree?

Anthropology majors often work as employees or consultants, in conjunction with community leaders, non-profit institutions, companies, governments, and other stakeholders, to understand, create, implement, and evaluate programs, products, services, policies, laws, and organizations.  Because of the diversity of the degree, you can choose from many career paths. Below are a few examples:

  • General Managers
  • Communication and Public Relations
  • General Research
  • Social Work 
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Legal Support
  • Writing and Language
  • Legal Investigation
  • Library and Museum Workers

Anthropology Salary and Career Information


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Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

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Department of Geography and Anthropology

Kennesaw State University
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 4042

402 Bartow Ave., SO 4042
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

Phone: 470-578-2373

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