Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand
some of these options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when
choosing a possible career path.
Description of Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of the origin, development, and behavior of humankind. Specifically, this
study provides the unique basis for the four major anthropological fields of study: Archaeology, Biological
Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and most recently, Applied Anthropology. Regardless of which field of
study is chosen, student's gain solid anthropological knowledge of human cultural behavior and human-
environment interaction. This broad understanding of culture behavior and human interaction provides for
preparation for work in all sectors of the economy including business, government, education, and the nonprofit.
These opportunities may include contract archaeology, jobs that involve working with other cultures, and
employment requiring general skills of social science.
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Possible Job Titles of Anthropology Graduates