At this time of increasing globalization, anthropology provides students with a broad overview of diverse peoples and cultures. Majors are therefore well prepared to live in a rapidly changing world. The major both prepares students for graduate-level studies and serves as a foundation for a wide range of careers. With backgrounds in anthropology, our students become teachers, social workers, public policy experts, forensic investigators, health practitioners, primatologists, international business executives, and community and economic development specialists, as well as pursuing various other careers.
Employment prospects: Many of our students study abroad and attend archaeological field school offered by our faculty. Some combine the major with other majors and minors, such as International Affairs, or one of the regional studies or identity-based minors (e.g., “Middle Eastern Studies” or “Race and Ethnic Studies”). Some of our majors intern with non-profit service-oriented organizations. These experiences occasionally call the majors to join the Peace Corps, Americorps, casahouse.org, and Teach for America. The Department’s graduates have settled into careers in diverse fields such as public health, education, community or economic development, social work, museum administration, journalism, law, and business, among many others. The Department is also effective in preparing students to pursue advanced degrees in archaeology and cultural anthropology and other fields, such as public health and education.
Liberal arts feel: The Department of Anthropology promotes the “liberal arts feel” that UNH is known for. Please stop by the Department and read our wall displays, peruse recent student theses, and visit our “coffee & copy office” in Huddleston 309. Faculty office hours are posted next to the Anthropology Office, Huddleston #310 and these are the best times to just drop in.*
* Due to department restrictions, please set an appointment to visit the department by emailing Anne Torres.