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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 will I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

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.

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.

Students should consult with advisers to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisers 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.
Pathway Details

The Anthropology pathway requires 42 hours of Core Curriculum and 18 hours of courses appropriate to the pathway. For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.

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.



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


Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

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
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Alicia Braswell, Administrative Assistant
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Alpharetta Campus

Adam Stone, Associate Department Chair of Social Science
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Contessa Paige, Administrative Assistant
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Clarkston Campus

George Vargis, Associate Department Chair of History and Political Science
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Marc Zayac, Department Associate Chair of Social Science
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Mary Brown, Administrative Assistant
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Decatur Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business
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Donna McLean, Administrative Assistant
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Dunwoody Campus

John C. Redmond
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Alicia Braswell
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Newton Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business
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The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.