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Cultural Resource Management (CRM) is defined as anthropological and archaeological research carried out to document and preserve significant places, properties, and objects of cultural heritage.  CRM offers high-quality employment opportunities for Anthropology graduates in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.  Recent discussions with members of the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists, archaeologists for the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service, archaeologists for private CRM firms, and archaeologists at other academic institutions indicate that employers are very interested in hiring students with knowledge and skills in CRM.  A certificate in CRM will provide students with the specific training necessary to be successful in the field, and will make them more attractive to potential employers. The completion of a certificate program will give students an edge in today’s highly competitive labor market.  The program includes courses in the Anthropology department, courses in other departments that teach skills relevant to CRM, and internship hours in a CRM setting.  The training for the certificate program will encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary research and community outreach activities that are consistent with the university’s strategic plan.


How to complete the certificate:
  1. Sign up by completing the COSS Certificate Form
  2. In the semester of your graduation, having completed the course requirements below, contact the Certificate Administrator of the Anthropology Department's Main Office.
  3. If you have fulfilled all requirements, you will receive your printed certificate together with your graduation materials.

If you have questions or need guidance on completing the required courses, contact the Certificate Administrator or the Department's Office Manager. 


A “Certificate in Cultural Resource Management” can be completed by either an Anthropology major or a non-Anthropology major who has completed the appropriate prerequisite or corequisite courses. Note that any student who completes the certificate program will also earn a minor in Anthropology. Students can formally apply to enroll in the certificate program in the Department of Anthropology.

Course Requirements:

1. Prerequisite or corequisite courses (6 credit hours):

ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 2001 Introduction to Archaeology

2. Course Requirements (19 credit hours)

ANTH 4181 Cultural Resources Management (3.00 credits).
ANTH 4102 Archaeological Field Research (4.00 credits, offered in the Summer semester).
ANTH 4186 Internship (3.00 credits).
One additional 4000-level anthropology course relevant to CRM (3.00 credits, see Anthropology Department faculty advisor for a complete list).
One skills course in business, management, or policy (3.00 credits, see Appendix B), or a related course approved by an Anthropology Department faculty advisor.
One skills course in history, biology, or geosciences (3.00 credits, see Appendix C), or a related course approved by an Anthropology Department faculty advisor. 

Appendix A.
Anthropology courses relevant to CRM

ANTH 4105 Environmental Archaeology
ANTH 4120 Indians of the Southeastern U.S.
ANTH 4125 Forensic Anthropology
ANTH 4201 Artifact Analysis
ANTH 4202 Rise and Fall of Ancient Civilizations
ANTH 4203 Indigenous Archaeology
ANTH 4885 Special Topics (if subject is relevant to CRM)

Appendix B.
Skills courses in business, management, or policy relevant to CRM

ABED 3100 Business Communication
ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting
MGNT 3600 Management
MGNT 3630 Environmental Law
MKTG 3803 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 4808 Marketing Research
MKTG 4861 Services Marketing
PLAN 3701 Intro to Urban & Regional Planning
PLAN 3702 Land Use Planning & Controls
PLAN 4722 Environmental Planning
POLS 4209 Environmental Policy

Appendix C.
Skills courses in biology, geosciences, or history relevant to CRM

BIOL 3226 Natural History of Vertebrates
BIOL 3231 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIOL 3232 Vertebrate Evolution
GEOG 2553 Intro to GIS and Mapping Science
GEOG 3563 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG 4103 Geography of Soils and Water