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Why Anthropology?

  • UMM Students

The Anthropology curriculum provides the tools to understand human beings and society from both a cultural and biological point of view. Students are exposed to a broad historical and comparative framework within which to view the variety of human cultures. All fundamental concepts, techniques, and material for the main branches of the field are addressed, so students are ready for advanced degree work upon graduation, as well as entry into the private or public sector.

In an increasingly globalized world, anthropology is the ideal discipline for creating global citizens and providing the multicultural perspective that will allow students to successfully navigate the changes to come while providing an excellent background for students interested in careers ranging from museum work to international business and from community services to advertising.

An anthropology major provides many professional options after graduation. The degree provides entry into careers in: 

  • Business  
  • Law  
  • Social work  
  • Communication
  • Educational and human service fields

Anthropology is particularly suited to careers that value employees with an ability to work in a multicultural environment in the United States or internationally.

Students may also continue on in higher degree programs and advanced academic work that can lead to teaching and research at the university level.