What Can I Do With A Major In Anthropology ?
means "the study of people." It assumes that generalizing about human
life takes an integrated study of human biology and culture, past and present,
and simple and complex lifeways. Anthropology is comprised of four sub-fields.
Cultural anthropology describes and explains variation in human cultural and
social types. Biological anthropology explains the physical nature and
development of humankind. Archaeology considers past human life and how
societies grow, change, and become extinct. Linguistics examines human
anthropology major at the University provides students with a broad social and
behavioral science background and prepares the student for a range of careers,
from public service to marketing and international management. With the
exception of some technical positions such as chemist or computer programmer,
anthropology graduates are qualified for almost every occupation that all other
Arts and Science graduates seek. These include business fields such as
management, sales, and research. These also include positions in government
service, in media, and non-governmental organizations as well. An anthropology
degree also qualifies students for entry into a large number of graduate
programs, including business, law, social work, and public health.
Department of Anthropology has a number of special programs and resources. An
annual summer archaeological field school provides experience in archaeological
excavation and analysis. The microfiche and on-line human relations area files
in the Burritt Library Serials department is an easy-to-use system for
cross-cultural research. There is also an extensive collection of human
skeletal materials and fossil casts for education in biological anthropology.
Extensive internship opportunities and summer field schools in cultural
anthropology are also available.
Visit CCSU’s Anthropology Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Anthropological Association
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
American Libraries Association
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Anthropology in the News
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology
Linguistic Society of America
National Association for the
Practice of Anthropology
Pan American Health Organization
Society of American Archivists
Society for Applied Anthropology
Society for Medical Anthropology
World Health Organization
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
Anthropology majors may find
experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your
skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op
placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate
for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and
job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for anthropology majors.
This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation
and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings,
please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Central Area Health Education Center - Summer Institute Instructor
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Management Trainee
ING - Customer Contact Center Representative
New England Revolution - Community Relations Internship
State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management - Legislative Internship
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Patient Services/Campaign Internship
Travel & Teach - English Teacher (teaching in South Korea)
Trumbull Services - Subrogation Speciaist
U.S Department of Agriculture - Plant Protection Aid/Tech
U.S Environmental Protection Agency - Environmental Physics Research Contractor