The Anthropology program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Anthropology track and an Anthropology minor. Anthropology is the discipline that bridges the humanities–science divide, examining humanity across the widest possible perspective, from our biological origins, through the prehistoric past, and into the full diversity of our modern cultural and social differences. It promotes not only a better understanding of others and the cross-cultural interactions that play such a vital role in our increasingly global societies, but also of ourselves.
In either of these programs, students will gain a broad knowledge of human biological and cultural diversity in the past and present, an ability to think critically about the often-contentious issues raised by this diversity, and the ability to communicate their knowledge and opinions through a wide variety of media. Anthropology provides an interdisciplinary foundation for graduate work in the social sciences and a useful background for anyone who will find themselves working with people of other cultures, either here or abroad, whether in business, medicine, teaching, or advocacy groups. Anthropologists work as activists, archaeologists, health care workers, marketing consultants, crime scene investigators, administrators and researchers in a wide variety of fields, and even create realistic languages for fictional worlds in Hollywood!
Health and Human Services
*Denotes additional education required
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to our Mentor Network)
-Tim Beachley - Beachley Business Solutions - Owner
-Kathy Condor - Allegany College of Maryland - Director, Health & Human Services
-Thomas DiLuchio - Ericsson - Account Director
-Jordan Estes - Delaware Public Health Laboratory - Microbiologist II
-Kevin Gates - Worcester Prep School - Personal Counselor
-Sean Griswold - Depuy - Synthes Spine - Associate Sales Consultant
-Neil Hallowell, Jr. - EA Engineering, Science, and Technology - Scientist \ Engineer
♦ FAQ's about Careers in Archaeology
Frequently Asked Questions About Archaeology and Archaeologists (Society for American Archaeology)
The main professional organization for anthropologists in the United States. The AAA is an umbrella organization composed of many “sections,” each focusing on a particular topic.
♦ Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)
One of the two professional organizations for applied anthropologists in the US
The other professional organization for applied anthropologists in the United States. NAPA is a section of the AAA.
Professional associations are a good way to connect with other people interested in anthropology and to learn more about research and career opportunities.
The association for linguistic anthropologists. This group is a section of the AAA.
An association for applied anthropologists who work in the Washington area. Many of them hold government-related positions. This is the largest regional group of applied anthropologists, with several hundred members. The association sponsors many activities throughout the year.
The association for medical anthropologists. This group is a section of the AAA.
A section of AAA focusing on education.
A section of AAA focusing on Latinas/os.