As an anthropology major, you’ll study the complex social and cultural relationships that define human communities and learn how to conduct engaged, collaborative, field-based research. You’ll be able to investigate topics ranging from identity politics and globalization to the origins of agriculture and the rise of empires. The settings you’ll explore can take you from the lowland rain forest of ancient Mesoamerica to the mountains of the Himalayas, from prisons in Latin America to a synagogue on New York City’s Lower East Side, from medical research centers in Tanzania to the colonial era Finger Lakes. 

Sample classes

  • Medicine, Culture and Society
  • The Rise and Fall of "Civilization"
  • Cultural Diversity and Contemporary Issues
  • Myth, Ritual and Symbol


All information below is based on the 2022 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive; rather, they are a sampling of the data. 
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What can you do with a degree in Anthropology? 

Graduate school: 

Anthropology students pursued various advanced degrees like their MA and PhD. Their graduate field interest ranges from anthropology to comparative literature and international relations.

These ambitious individuals have chosen to continue their education at prestigious institutions like Harvard University, Columbia University, and the University of Oxford.


The majority of anthropology graduates entered sectors in human healthcare services, education, and nonprofit organizations.

Where 2022 Anthropology Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Cayuga Medical Center Medical Scribe
IBM UX Designer
Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC Legal Assistant
Mount Sinai Health System Bioinformatician
SRI, Inc. Archaeology Field Assistant