The Department of Anthropology offers students the option of completing a senior thesis. The senior thesis is not a task to be undertaken lightly. Generally, the thesis option is for those students who in the course of their undergraduate careers have developed a deep and sustained interest in a particular topic of anthropological interest. A thesis topic may be developed independently by the student or it may be linked to the on-going research project of a faculty member. It is assumed that a student undertaking a thesis already possesses a level of competence and independence well beyond that required for the completion of established courses. Of special importance is a student's ability to independently conduct library research in order to establish what has previously been written regarding their topic. It is also assumed that the student has given careful thought to choosing a thesis advisor based on knowledge of the areas of expertise and interest possessed by members of the faculty in the Department of Anthropology. Senior Thesis Planning should begin in the Junior Year.
Anthropology Major B.A.
At this time of increasing globalization, anthropology provides students with a broad overview of diverse peoples and cultures. The anthropology degree 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.
What is anthropology?
What does it mean to be human? That’s the question you’ll try to answer while pursuing a degree in anthropology. You’ll study human beings and past and present societies throughout the world. You’ll gain a broad overview of diverse peoples and cultures and acquire critical thinking skills, preparing you for today’s increasingly globalized world and job market.
Why study anthropology at UNH?
You can take hands-on courses in archaeology and socio-cultural, applied, medical, biological and forensic anthropology, and work with faculty on academic and applied research projects in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Central and Southeast Asia. Internships in anthropology provide supervised practical experience, and a study-away program in Belize offers hands-on archaeological experience.
- Business anthropologist
- Community and economic development specialist
- Forensic investigator
- Museum curator
- Public health expert