About The Major

Anthropology is the study of human behavior. This major encourages you to explore the origin and behavior of humans and their physical, social, and cultural development. Anthropologists study the way of life, remains, language, or physical characteristics of people around the world. They compare customs, values, and social patterns of different cultures, past and present. Archaeologists reconstruct a record of extinct cultures, especially preliterate ones, to determine age and cultural identity by classifying and interpreting artifacts, architectural features, and types of structures recovered by excavation (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2017)

Complementing Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Cultural anthropology
  • Human origins & prehistory
  • Survey of applied anthropology
  • Development of anthropological thought
  • Evolution and prehistory
  • Bioanthropology
  • Fieldwork in archaeology

Possible Careers

  • Communications specialist
  • Curator
  • Nonprofit management
  • Professor*
  • Reserach specialist
  • Urban Planner*

* = Career option requires additional trining or education.

Where Could I Work?

  • Community/social services
  • Education
  • Eiteljorg Museum
  • Indiana State Museum
  • Nonprofits
  • Public health
  • State of Indiana

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; philanthropic studies; public and environmental affairs; sports management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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