Jennifer Reynolds, Chair
The anthropology department at the University of South Carolina offers a uniquely personalized and supported journey into the holistic study of what makes us human. Students explore the human condition through a highly-contextualized lens, examining human society, culture and global change with a particular focus on social and environmental justice, identity, health and social inequities.
Our faculty teach an interdisciplinary approach which reaches across four anthropology subfields — archaeology, biological/biocultural anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology. Students will learn to appreciate biological, social, cultural and linguistic diversity while honing skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving and research.
Our department offers a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology to prepare students for careers in the public or private sector, an anthropology minor to supplement a major field of study and a medical anthropology minor with a focus on global health, geared toward public health and pre-med students.