Anthropology Major at Marquette

What Can You Do With a Major in Anthropology?

Anthropology major careers and jobs

Marquette anthropology majors are well-prepared to succeed in a variety of fields. Our graduates are working all over the world: as cultural liaisons for international businesses; in medicine, public health and education; conducting studies in the United States and abroad on the cultural impact of urban development; and in government and foreign service. Traditionally, anthropology majors obtain doctorate degrees if they intend to work in institutions of higher education as teachers and researchers, but increasingly, applied anthropology provides numerous and varied career options for anthropologists with backgrounds ranging from a bachelor’s degree to a doctorate.

Jobs for Anthropology majors

The social sciences are a hot field. Jobs for anthropologists and archaeologists are expected to increase 28 percent by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Recent employers and graduate schools of Marquette's anthropology majors include:

  • Denver Department of Public Health (as an epidemiologist)
  • U.S. Department of the Interior (as a cultural resource manager)
  • Cramer-Krasselt Public Relations (as a consumer product market analyst)
  • Washington University
  • University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Wisconsin

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You might like the anthropology major if you

✓ Enjoy history and social sciences

✓ Want to get at the heart of why people act the way they do and how it affects social problems and world affairs

✓ Have an analytical mind

What is the major in anthropology?

Anthropology rocks What does it mean to be human? Anthropologists tackle this central question by looking at the biological and cultural diversity of our species in both the past and present. The anthropology major tackles questions by studying the history, biology and behavior of human beings through the centuries and around the world.

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