Anthropology, B.A./B.S.

A window into humankind.

Anthropologists study cultures around the world. Their work uncovers the mysteries of how people lived long before us, and it provides important knowledge about the societies of today.

As an anthropology major, you will examine the globe’s cultural diversity. You will explore human evolution, learn about societies of the past and present, and study the differences in languages, lifestyles and physical attributes.

Students in this program have opportunities for hands-on learning at the university’s Laboratory of Anthropology, where you could participate in artifact analysis and conservation, archival research, and other anthropology research.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in different cultures
  • Are curious and like to investigate
  • Have an eye for detail
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Enjoy museums, travel and art galleries

With this degree, you may become a/an:

  • Applied anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Art director
  • Conservator
  • Cultural anthropologist
  • Curator
  • Ecologist
  • Educator/Teacher/Professor
  • Forensic scientist
  • Health services provider
  • Lawyer (with additional education)
  • Market researcher
  • Museum exhibit designer
  • Park guide/ranger
  • Physical anthropologist
  • Project evaluator
  • Researcher
  • Social worker
  • Tour guide

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