Dig deep into the human experience

As an anthropologist, you will help open windows to hundreds of generations of human life on planet Earth through interconnected lenses of archeology, biology, culture and linguistics.

Big questions will challenge you. What makes humans human? What factors informed evolution? Why and how do civilizations prosper or fail? At Susquehanna University, your curiosity will be fueled by a hands-on, in-depth anthropology education that evokes a greater sense of inquiry and awakens an enhanced spirit of adventure.

You will learn from expert faculty who are active researchers often sharing their work with you. Those faculty scholars will support your projects, as you hone your knowledge and competencies to conduct thorough research, communicate in a scientific discipline, problem solve, think critically and work with a team. You will acquire transferable skills, including the ability to conduct surveys, samples and narrative interviews, interpret data, assess organizational structures and excel at cross-cultural communications. Besides lessons coming to life through engaging research activities, you will benefit from small class sizes as your professor supports your interests, activities and success.

Studying anthropology offers a wide range of career paths, from government to business to higher education without geographic boundaries. And the really awesome news is that you have the opportunity go into the field before you even don your mortar board and robe. At Susquehanna, you can study abroad in several countries through our Global Opportunities (GO) program.

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Employers say they want well-written, creative and analytical thinkers. Add in the ability to look at issues critically and the tools to do research, and it’s easy to see why sociology and anthropology majors are in high demand.

You’ll explore different cultures and your own opinions in an inclusive environment. And the career options open to you will be amazing. You’ll be prepared to enter market research, education, museums, international relations, community development, information technology, business or anything else you can imagine.

What you to do here transfers to any and every career.

“Sociology and Anthropology students learn to think critically about the world, and to apply careful analysis to social and cultural practices. This is an essential foundation and set of skills for a wide variety of career paths, further studies and engaged citizenship.”

John Bodinger de Uriarte, department head

Potential Careers

  • Education
  • Market research
  • Museums
  • Community development
  • International affairs

Recent Employers

  • Meta
  • The American Anthropological Association
  • National Park Service
  • The Office of Veteran Affairs
  • City Year

Graduate School Placement

  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Oregon

Studying for a Degree in Anthropology

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in anthropology at Susquehanna.

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