Anthropology Major

Discover what you can learn and where an anthropology major can take you.

We offer classes across the four fields of anthropology. Students can study archaeology, cultural anthropology, language and culture, and biological anthropology and learn to apply these fields to help solve real-world problems. We encourage students to pursue hands-on, experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom and to learn first-hand about other cultures.

out in the field

iconInterests

  • Archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Appreciation of cultural diversity
  • Working with people in local communities
  • Analyzing bones and artifacts

icon Learn

  • Develop global awareness of world cultures
  • Acquire research skills using ethnographic and archaeological methods
  • Create digital media, documentary films and archaeological databases
  • Analyze skeletal and other cultural remains

iconGo!

  • Archaeologist
  • Museum curator
  • Evidence technician
  • Digital media editor/ documentarian
  • Conservation specialist
  • Human rights activist
  • Forensic specialist
  • Public policy analyst
  • Public health specialist

iconCareer Opportunities

  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • International development (Peace Corps and ESOL training)
  • Cultural resource management
  • Market research
  • Healthcare
  • Criminal justice
  • Community development
  • Tourism and heritage management
  • Mass communication
  • Non-profit management

icon Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, with concentrations in Ethnology, Physical Anthropology, or Archaeology
  • Tracks within Physical Anthropology: Forensic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology
  • More Concentrations: Those majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, or Social Sciences can complete their concentration in Anthropology.

Anthropology Student

 

"What I enjoy most about anthropology is discovery. There is always something new for me. It’s always exciting and my professors inspire me."

Jennifer Egenberger
Anthropology Student