Students of anthropology have an innate interest and desire to learn about humanity and human behavior throughout regions of the world, past and present. Anthropology is divided into the fields of cultural anthropology, linguistics, archeology and physical anthropology. Anthropology students gain insight into the human as a unit and comprehensively as a part of cultures, religions and geographic places throughout history.

 

Academic Program Description

Major Course Descriptions

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Planning projects Conducting field studies Writing grant proposals
Summarizing results Interviewing/Surveying Communication across cultures/language
Sampling, gathering and organizing Recognizing cultural differences/similarities Examining data and artifacts

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Entry Level

 

Analyst Geographer Interpreter
Caseworker Immigration Inspector Peace Corps Volunteer
Community Development Information Officer Probation Officer
Curatorial Assistant Legislative Aide Public Relations Specialist
Ecotourism Director Management Trainee Research Associate
Employment Recruiter Marketing Researcher Teacher/Trainer
Field Archaeologist Multicultural Program Translator
Friend of the Court Museum Technician Travel Agent/Consultant
National/State Park Writer, Editor

 

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Additional Education/Experience

 

Academic Advisor/Counselor Advocate Anthropologist
Archaeologist Archivist Art Conservator
Behavioral Science Advisor Bilingual/Bicultural Program Specialist Biographer
Career Counselor Collections Manager College Professor
Community Development Officer Community Planner Congressional Committee Staff
Contract Archaeologist Coroner/Medical Examiner Cultural Artifact Specialist
Cultural Resource Manager/Employee Relations Specialist Environmental Impact Assessment Researcher Ethnologist
Family Service Counselor Foreign Affairs Officer Forensic Anthropologist
Foundation Program Manager Genealogist Genetic Counselor
Head Start Program Director Health Science Administrator Human Resources Manager
Industrial Psychologist International Agency Rep Librarian
Linguist Management Consultant Marketing Manager
Media Planner Media Specialist Medical Anthropologist
Multicultural Education Specialist/Director Museum Education Director Paleontologist
Park Service Supervisor/Director Peace Corps Area Director Physician
Public Health Educator Rural Development Officer Scientific Linguist
Social Insurance Rep Social Science Analyst Social Service Agency Planner
Social Worker State/Federal Government Policy Analyst Teacher - ESL
Teacher - Secondary Technical Writer Union Legal Counsel
Urban/Regional Planner Vocational Teacher

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Advertising Agencies College/University Consulting Firms
Environmental/Engineering Companies Foreign Service Agencies Foundations
Government Agencies K-12 Schools Laboratories
Museums National Parks Non-Profit Organizations
Regional Development and Planning Research Institutes Social Service Agencies

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Anthropology Club
  • Anthropology Graduate Student Union
  • Club Kreyol
  • Corn Maya Club
  • Wilkes Honors College Anthropology Club
  • Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Federal Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Private and International Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Archivists Occupational
  • Anthropologists Occupational
  • Career Information Center
  • Careers for Culture Lovers
  • Careers for History Buffs
  • Cartographers/Photogrammetrists
  • Conservators/Museum Technicians
  • Encyclopedia of Careers (v. 1-5)
  • Foreign Service Officers Occupational
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors
  • Historians Occupational File
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Opportunities in Social Science Careers
  • Professional Careers Sourcebook
  • The Official Museum Directory
  • Urban/Regional Planners Occupational

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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