Cultural Heritage Management (CHM) is anthropological, archaeological, and historical research carried out to document, preserve, and protect places, properties, and objects that are considered culturally meaningful to people. Prepare for highly competitive jobs in tourism, museums, professional archaeology firms, or in local, state, and federal governments with this certificate!


Choose from Three Areas of Concentration:
Heritage and History: Presents a broad vision of cultural heritage and its relations to contemporary peoples.
Cultural Resources Management: Learn to document, preserve, and manage archaeological resources.
Management: Learn skills for performing the various behind the scenes tasks found in various firms and agencies involved in CHM.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

  • Overview

    A certificate in CHM 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 our students an edge in today's highly competitive labor market.

    The program will include courses in the Anthropology department, History department, and other departments that offer courses relevant to the different career trajectories in CHM. The training for the certificate program will encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary research and community outreach activities that are sought in today's CHM job market.

    To apply for the Cultural Heritage Management Certificate complete the Online Application.

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face


    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 19

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses


    Prerequisite or corequisite courses (6 credit hours)

    • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology
    • ANTH 2001 Introduction to Archaeology
    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)
    • 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) or a related course approved by an Anthropology Department faculty advisor.
    • One skills course in history, biology, or geosciences (3.00 credits) or a related course approved by an Anthropology Department faculty advisor.

    • ABED-3100 - Business Communication

      A study of written and oral business communication to develop process and theory skills including writing, speaking, listening, business meetings, teamwork, presentations, and cross-cultural communication. Students write standard business letters and deliver oral and written presentations and reports. Management concepts of business ethics and problem analysis are integrated with communication process and theory.

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    • ANTH-4125 - Forensic Anthropology

      This course will include a detailed study of the human skeleton. Primary focus will be on the methods used to identify human remains within a legal context. Responsibilities and ethics of a forensic anthropologist will be discussed.

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    • ANTH-4201 - Artifact Analysis

      This course is a hands-on introduction to interpreting artifacts from archaeological sites that focuses on the analysis of flaked stone tools, prehistoric ceramics, shell, bone, and perishables artifacts, and historic artifacts.

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    • BIOL-3226 - Natural History of Vertebrates

      Vertebrate natural history is studied in lecture, lab, and field. The taxonomy, phylogeny, identification, and general aspects of the behavior and ecology of freshwater fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of the Southeast are studied. Local species are emphasized.

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    • BIOL-3231 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

      A lab oriented (dissection) course in the organogenesis and gross morphology of animal structure with an emphasis on functional and evolutionary modifications. Gross dissection and techniques used in morphology.

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    • GEOG-2253 - Geographies of Economic Development

      This course explores the process of economic development under conditions of globalization. The focus is upon development theory, development and underdevelopment, debt and indebtedness, the construction of 'The Third World', and the creation of economic dependency. Special attention is paid to 'developing' areas or the world, including Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, and others, where regionalized and national economic development theories, developed in the post World War II era which have subsequently challenged the so-called Washington Consensus and American development discourses.

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    • GEOG-3563 - Remote Sensing and GIS Integration

      This course introduces the principles of remote sensing and explores the practical integration of remote sensing with geographic information systems.

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    • GEOG-4103 - Soil Science

      An introduction to soils from a natural science perspective, emphasizing the relationship between soils and geology, climate, vegetation, and landscapes. Concepts will include soil physical and chemical properties, soil formation and horizonation, soil water, erosion, soil geography, and environmental and sustainability issues related to soil. Practical field and laboratory skills will be emphasized, including standard techniques and terminology for describing soils in the field, applying the US system of soil classification, interpreting National Resources Conservation Service soil survey data and performing geospatial analysis of digital soils data. A required field trip will allow students to observe soils in a variety of landscape settings.

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    • MGNT-3600 - Management

      A study of the basic concepts and processes of management. The course includes the study of legal, social political environment with specific emphasis on the behavioral perspectives in organizations.

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    • MGNT-3630 - Environmental Law

      An introduction to the legal and regulatory aspects of environmental law, its history and sources, its reliance on scientific principles as well as its relationship to business management.

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    • MKTG-4808 - Marketing Information Systems and Research

      The emphasis in this course is on conceptualizing and conducting a marketing research project as well as using research as an aid for marketing decision making. Both primary and secondary sources of information are considered, along with defining the research problem, research design, measurement and scaling, questionnaire construction, sampling, data analysis, and interpretation. The SPSS statistical software package is used for data management and analysis.

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    • MKTG-4861 - Services Marketing

      A study of the unique problems associated with the marketing of services including alternative strategies with which to improve service marketing effectiveness.

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    • POLS-4209 - Environmental Policy

      Environmental Policy will emphasize the national and state policy making process, focusing on the dynamics of pluralist change, policy implementation and current environmental status.

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  • Admissions

    Application Deadlines

    For more information, go to UWG Admission Deadlines

    Admission Process Checklist

    1. Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
    2. Review important deadlines:
      • Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
      • Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
      • Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
        See program specific calendars here
    3. Complete online application
      Undergraduate Admissions Guide

      Undergraduate Application

      Undergraduate International Application

    4. Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
    5. Submit official documents

      Request all official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to UWG from all colleges or universities attended. If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

      Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants should send all official transcripts to:
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Murphy Building
      University of West Georgia
      1601 Maple Street
      Carrollton, GA 30118-4160
    6. Submit a Certificate of Immunization, if required. If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.
    7. Check the status of your application


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  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate Only), Financial Aid, Fee Payment, Registration, Start/End of Term Dates, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

    Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

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