Working as a professional anthropologist usually requires at least a graduate degree. An undergraduate degree in anthropology, however, provides a solid foundation from which to pursue a career. Graduates with a degree in anthropology have pursued graduate school for and/or secured positions as:
|Anthropologist||Cultural affairs director||Market researcher|
|Archaeologist||Forensic Scientist||Museum curator|
|Biological Anthropologist||Historical archeologist||Paralegal|
|Business executive||International development consultant||Public affairs director|
|College librarian||Management trainee||Technical writer|
The anthropology major is a liberal arts program that stresses marketable skills such as
• Basic research analytical skills
• Computer skills
• Critical thinking
• Global knowledge
• Rigorous writing
What Can I Do With A Major In Anthropology?
There are many reasons to study anthropology at JMU and to pursue anthropology as a career.
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) answers many of your questions about majoring in anthropology
You should also visit the This is Anthropology website, where you can learn more about the discipline of anthropology and how people are using their anthropology degree
Did you know that many well known actors, writers, politicians, artists, chefs, and musicians majored in anthropology? Read more about these folks here. There are so many ways you can use an anthropology degree!
And, here's why companies are desperate to hire anthropologists
Anthropologists are needed all over the world. Read why anthropologists are needed during crises of human health, such as the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
JMU Career and Academic Planning is a great resource for students looking for career paths in Anthropology.