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Are you interested in how cultures evolve? Then a BS in anthropology just might be the degree for you. You’ll study human cultures and their development–using biological, physical, written, linguistic, and ethnographic evidence.
You’ll learn how anthropology helps us to recognize the similarities and differences between cultures, providing insight into what members of different groups value, how they make meaning of life experiences, and adapt. You’ll discover regional histories and cultures, global change, world peoples and environment, language and culture, human evolution, and archaeology. You’ll develop skills in finding and interpreting evidence to prepare for careers in investigative fields, community health, environmental protection, and education at all levels.
Focus on Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology
- Archaeology is the recovery and analysis of the material remains of prehistoric and historic human cultures, as well as the interpretation of this material culture. Archaeologists study structures, artifacts, human remains, and landscapes.
- Cultural anthropology is the study of human cultures in a holistic fashion, using ethnographic methods to identify similarities and differences with other cultures and groups. Originally, cultural anthropologists focused largely on non-Western cultures, but the scope of their work has grown to include humans in any setting.
Take courses you're most passionate about in anthropology, archaeology, history/sociology, and the environment. Other electives and the University’s general education program, allows you to pursue interests in other areas like business, communications, or the arts, too.
A Master’s Degree in Your Plans?
Earn an Accelerated MS degree in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology. You can do it in just one additional year at Michigan Tech with your BS in Anthropology.
8anthropologist rank in best science jobs
$2,500to apply to study abroad programs
7minors to pair with your degree
90%undergraduates involved in research
Tomorrow Needs Talented Anthropologists
As societies become increasingly diverse and complex, understanding human behavior, cultures, and interactions will be essential to solving the challenges that lie ahead. You’ll apply what you learn in the classroom with real-world experience: internships, study abroad/away, undergraduate research opportunities, and Enterprise projects. A Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology gives you the tools you need to succeed. As a result, you’ll be prepared to significantly contribute to shaping a better future for humanity and making an impact.
Career Opportunities for Anthropology Majors
Students with a B.S. in Anthropology can expect to work in less specialized areas, including administration, social work, and market research. You can explore many different career paths in government, academia, business, or community service organizations with a Bachelor of Science in anthropology. Career opportunities can be found as:
- Admissions Advisor
- Community Organizer
- Crime Scene Investigator
- Cultural Ambassador
- Environmental Anthropologist
- ESL Specialist
- Forensic Anthropologist
- Legislative Analyst/Staff
- Market Researcher
- Medical Anthropologist
- Museum Curator
- Public Administrator
- Student Affairs Administrator
- Social Worker
Companies Hiring Anthropology Majors
Many companies are interested in hiring anthropology majors to do ethnographic research on consumer habits so they can offer more relevant products and service them better. The growing list of companies hiring anthropology majors includes:
- Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)
- Discover Financial Services
- Ford Foundation
- General Mills
- Hauser Design
- National Science Foundation
- The Nature Conservancy
- SWCA Environmental Consultants
- Tetra Tech
- Trileaf Corporation
- US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau