Career Exploration

Today we live in a global world. New technologies, improved transportation, and international businesses have created new avenues for people from different cultural backgrounds to interact, form relationships, and share ideas with one another.

Majoring in anthropology prepares you for a world (and career) of cultural differences and similarities. The anthropology major aids you in navigating our multicultural world by developing your critical thinking skills in areas such as globalization, politics, race, and cultural diversity. As your career develops, you will also discover that your degree strengthens your ability to network and collaborate with future colleagues, both at home and abroad.

Furthermore, our courses prepare you to examine questions and problems from multiple perspectives and offer unique solutions. You will develop a greater understanding of cultural differences and also have the capabilities to identify cross-cultural similarities.

As a result, anthropology majors may build their careers in a vast array of fields, including (but not limited to):

  • Medicine
  • Academia
  • Law
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • International relations
  • Forensics
  • Foreign affairs
  • Cultural resource management
  • Public policy
  • Museum curation
  • Nonprofit

Explore your options further

See our anthropology alumni career stories and learn more about what you can do with a major in anthropology.