What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Anthropology Pathway, A.A.

Phone: 770-274-5402

What Is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of human cultural and biological diversity across time. The discipline includes four sub-areas: socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and biological anthropology. Anthropology students are taught holistic and comparative approaches to the study of the human condition and develop a strong grasp of the causes and consequences of globalization. The Anthropology guided pathway provides the freshman and sophomore coursework required by most four-year institutions.

Why Study Anthropology?

Students of anthropology explore cultures around the world or throughout time. They examine artifacts of ancient people and study the human body to reveal clues to the past.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

Anthropology Pathway, A.A.

Phone: 770-274-5402

What Is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of human cultural and biological diversity across time. The discipline includes four sub-areas: socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and biological anthropology. Anthropology students are taught holistic and comparative approaches to the study of the human condition and develop a strong grasp of the causes and consequences of globalization. The Anthropology guided pathway provides the freshman and sophomore coursework required by most four-year institutions.

Why Study Anthropology?

Students of anthropology explore cultures around the world or throughout time. They examine artifacts of ancient people and study the human body to reveal clues to the past.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisors about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Careers

Anthropologists work for corporations, governmental agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. A background in anthropology opens the door to a variety of career fields, among them:

    ·       Primary, secondary and university-level education
    ·       Educational administration
    ·       Ethnographic government studies
    ·       Forensic anthropologist (crime investigator)
    ·       Human resources
    ·       Liaison for multinational corporations

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42) 

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18)Required Courses (15):

    • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 2010 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 2030 Archaeology and Prehistory (3)
    • World language at the 1002 or higher level (3)

Select additional courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:

    • ANTH 2040 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (3)
    • ENVS 1402 Plant Resources in the Environment (4)
    • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
    • HIST 1111 Survey of World History to 1500 (3)
    • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3)
    • PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking (2)
    • PERS 2001 Perspectives on Comparative Culture (3)
    • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    • WGSS 2010 Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality (3)
    • World language at the 2001 level (3)

For the latest information about the required courses in the Anthropology pathway view the Associate-Level Undergraduate Catalog


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Contacts

Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

John C. Redmond
Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science
jredmond@gsu.edu
770-274-5402

Alicia Braswell, Administrative Assistant
abraswell@gsu.edu
770-274-5588

Alpharetta Campus

Adam Stone, Associate Department Chair of Social Science
astone@gsu.edu
678-240-6231

Contessa Paige, Administrative Assistant
cpaige@gsu.edu
678-240-6037

Clarkston Campus

George Vargis, Associate Department Chair of History and Political Science
gvargis@gsu.edu
678-891-2402

Marc Zayac, Department Associate Chair of Social Science
mzayac@gsu.edu
678-891-3289

Mary Brown, Administrative Assistant
Mbrown198@gsu.edu
678-891-3368

Decatur Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business
kwheelcarter@gsu.edu
678-891-3401

Donna McLean, Administrative Assistant
dmclean@gsu.edu
678-891-2613

Dunwoody Campus

John C. Redmond
jredmond@gsu.edu
770-274-5402

Alicia Braswell
abraswell@gsu.edu
770-274-5588

Newton Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business
kwheelcarter@gsu.edu
678-891-3401

The information shared here is intended to provide an overview of Georgia State University’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more please refer to the university catalogs.