Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Kennesaw State University. We study people from all times and places, and how they interact with the world around them. Our students leave our programs with the knowledge and skills to enter the globally focused world in which we now live. Internships, both local and abroad, field schools, and directed applied research courses provide out students with the opportunity to work in the fields of anthropology, geography and geographic information science before they graduate, so that they are prepared for life after college in the career world or in graduate school.

We offer three degrees: a BS in Anthropology, a BS in Geographic Information Science, and a BA in Geography. We also offer a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and three minors: Anthropology, Geography, and Native American Studies. Students in our majors are encouraged to apply for the Global Engagement Certificate, which provides official recognition of a student’s commitment to global learning. There are active Anthropology and Geography Clubs in which our students make lasting friendships as they explore their chosen areas of study.

Our faculty members are among the most active in the Study Abroad Programs offered at Kennesaw State University. Our professors have taught in study abroad or research abroad programs in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, China, France, Greece, Italy, Peru, Russia, and Spain, and new programs are being developed. Our faculty members are also affiliated with numerous other programs and departments on campus, such as African and African Diaspora Studies Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Environmental Studies, and International Conflict Management.

The opportunities are here for students who want to be more connected to the world, its peoples, and its cultures. We encourage you to start your journey with us now.

Enjoy looking at our website, and let us know if you need any further information.

Susan Kirkpatrick Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department Chair