Ecuador Field School in the summer 2013: Learning from each other!
Anthropologists are nothing if not flexible in the job market. Studying anthropology offers a wide and intriguing spectrum of career opportunities.
While not everyone becomes an anthropologist in the strictest sense, graduates can be found in a surprising array of fields and careers, not least of which being the mother of the present U.S. president. Not simply working in exotic and remote locations, graduates with an anthropology background are in demands thanks to their cross-over skills, such as knowledge of the working of society and the role of culture, communication and writing skills, research methods, and analytic techniques.
These talents are highly sought after by the private sector (think tanks, marketing research, international corporations) and the public sector (local, state, and federal government agencies) alike. A complex world needs graduates that can analyze social problems, communicate analyses to others, and work to solve challenges with people in a multitude of settings.
For more information on the great diversity of career paths, check out the American Anthropologist Association career website.
Anthropology involves the cross-cultural study of human beings and their way of life through time. The most holistic of the social sciences, with four subfields: cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology and socio-linguistics.
As its name indicates, the field focuses on the study of culture, the collection of socially-transmitted behaviors, beliefs, institutions, and the like.
View our Social Sciences Major requirements with an Anthropology emphasis.
You can also view the requirements for an Anthropology Minor, if you have selected another major.
Our bi-annual Anthropology Field School provides an opportunity for students in any major to acquire a deeper understanding of the lives, cultures, and challenges of indigenous peoples within the classroom and first-hand within Ecuador.