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Dual Degree MA/MPH program now accepting applications!

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Anthropology MA program now accepting applications!

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Anthropology is the study of the human species. It advances our collective understanding of who we are, where we came from, how we differ from one another, and what those differences mean.

Anthropology supports free inquiry about the human condition with scholarly rigor and sensitivity, and the dissemination and application of the resulting knowledge to local, national, and global communities. In the words of one of its founders, E. B. Tylor of Oxford University, anthropology is "a reformer's science."

The science of anthropology is rooted in core values of mutual respect, equal rights, freedom of expression, and freedom from discrimination. As another of its early practitioners, Ruth Benedict of Columbia University, wrote, "The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human difference." Read more >>

Recent News

Student groups host Anthropology Day on February 20th

   February 7, 2020

Charlotte's Anthropology Legion and the Anthropology Graduate Student Association and are co-hosting this year's Anthropology Day festivities! We will have a number of different events on February 20th and will also be holding an essay competition. Please join us for our Anthropology Day Celebration! 

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Graduate student selected for national award

   January 22, 2020

Graduate student Ashley Shults (bioarchaeology) has been awarded a Sigma Xi Grands in Aid of Research!

The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement...

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Department of Anthropology research recognized by the Graduate School

   December 7, 2019

UNC Charlotte's Graduate School recently featured the work of Dr. Sara Juengst and MA graduate Abigail Bythell. To see the story, click here.

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