A major in anthropology provides good preparation for students going into medicine and health-related careers, law, business, and non-profit and community-based organizations. The major also prepares students for graduate school in anthropology, public policy, urban planning, health administration, and several other areas.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to:
- Understand the role of culture in shaping our beliefs, behaviors, and experiences in the world.
- Effectively converse across all disciplines by recognizing how different aspects of society — its politics, religion, environment, healthcare, language — influence each other to form a whole.
- Demonstrate competency and critical thinking in cultural assumptions and norms as well as our relationships to other people. Not only will you learn to have empathy for other people and their experiences, but you will also learn to look at issues from different perspectives.