Explore what it means to be human
Get ready to look at the world through new eyes.
As an anthropology major, you'll learn to understand the remarkably different ways we express our humanity.
You'll examine how culture affects the way we experience the world — how we make choices, how we're alike and different, and why we act and interact the way we do.
In an increasingly interconnected world, being able to examine, analyze and think critically about culture is highly valued by employers in the business sector, education and beyond.
You won't just learn about culture in a classroom though. We take you there.
Study in a new culture for a few weeks or months — including popular trips to Iceland and Morocco — through our award-winning Global Opportunities program, where you'll be able to collect data and write your own ethnographic text.
Secure an internship in a museum, on an archaeological dig, or in a medical field school. Join us on a department field trip to D.C. or to interact with one of our many expert speakers.
Be in demand in any field
Because culture is everywhere, your degree in anthropology will prepare you to work in many occupations — education, museums, market research, community development, consumer goods, public policy, high tech and international affairs. Our interdisciplinary minors, like museum studies and diversity studies, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.
Recent anthropology graduates are pursuing advanced degrees at Columbia, Georgetown, Northwestern, NYU, Stanford, The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Delaware and the University of Oregon.
Recent graduates have enrolled in programs at:
NYU (New York University)
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Delaware
University of Oregon
The Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law
University of Colorado
The University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University
Recent graduates have been employed at:
American Anthropological Association
The University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
New Jersey Department of Corrections
SEDA-COG Forum for the Future
Department of Planning and Development, City of Eugene, Oregon
Homeless Planning Council of Delaware
The Museum of Natural History
US Department of State
Requirements for a Major in Anthropology. An anthropology major must successfully complete 44 semester hours of coursework primarily in anthropology. Courses in related disciplines (e.g., sociology and history) may be credited toward the major as noted below. Students must receive grades of C- or better in classes applied to the major and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in the major. Required courses include ANTH-162 Introduction to Anthropology, ANTH-235/SOCI-235 Qualitative Research Methods, ANTH-400 History of Anthropological Theory and, as a capstone experience ANTH-500/SOCI-500 Seminar or, with the permission of the department chair, by taking ANTH-501/SOCI-501 Independent Research. Of the remaining 28 semester hours, students must take at least five anthropology courses designated as theory courses, one course designated as an area studies course and one elective course. At least 12 of the theory course semester hours must be taken at the 300 level or above. Topics courses or Honors courses taught by anthropology faculty may be credited toward the theory requirement pending departmental approval. GO programs reviewed by the department may satisfy the area studies requirement for the major. Depending on the project, ANTH-501 Independent Research may be credited toward either the theory or area studies requirement.
Requirements for a Minor in Anthropology. Students must complete 24 semester hours in anthropology and receive grades of C- or better. All minors must achieve at minimum a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in courses credited toward the minor. Required courses include ANTH-162 Introduction to Anthropology, ANTH-235/SOCI-235 Qualitative Research Methods and ANTH-400 History of Anthropological Theory. Students must also complete eight semester hours of anthropology theory courses and four semester hours of an area studies course.
As a museum studies minor at Susquehanna University, you’ll get practical experience in a museum and gallery settings while exploring topics in art history, history and anthropology.
Hear straight from students just like you. Or read stories from successful alumni who’ll tell you just how far a degree in sociology or anthropology can take you.
Get Globally Relevant and Marketable Skills
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.