UGA Specific Information for Anthropology

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.

Anthropologists work in nearly every type of industry, including corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions, non-profit associations, and public service agencies. Our graduates have found success in organizations as diverse as the National Parks Service, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a range of environmental and cultural resource management firms. Students who completed graduate training in Anthropology at UGA also hold academic positions throughout North America and abroad. Many employers value the skills and perspectives that develop from learning to think like an anthropologist. These include being able to see a problem from multiple perspectives, understanding the local and global impacts of human activity, and communicating with a variety of stakeholders. 

Anthropologists think in both holistic and comparative terms. Holistic means “complete”. Taking a holistic perspective means understanding all components of a society or a problem from multiple perspectives. This holistic perspective can also be utilized in comparative ways. This means that anthropologists often utilize cross-cultural comparison and comparison of patterns over time and space in order to better understand the diversity of and similarities between populations. Anthropologists integrate these perspectives into their work as researchers, teachers, and professionals.



Class of 2020 Career Outcomes for Anthropology*

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Anthropology majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Atlanta Skin Care Specialists Front Desk Supervisor
Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services Firefighter & Paramedic Trainee
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC Parts Development Specialist
Liqui-Box Sustainability Coordinator
Owen Exley, LLC Manager
Putnam County Charter School System Teacher Assistant
Southern Research Historic Preservation Consultants Field Technician
U.S. Army Not Specified
University of Georgia Husbandry Technician
UPS Procurement Analyst
Wellstar Health System Medical Assistant
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2020 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2020 Anthropology majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Clayton State University Undeclared, Bachelor's
EMT School of Georgia EMT, Diploma/Certificate
Georgia State University Anthropology, Master's
Mercer University Law, JD
University of Georgia Anthropology, Bachelor's; Historic Preservation, Master's; Social Work, Master's
University of Washington Museology, Master's
* denotes no responses received.