Anthro 3001: Anthropology as a Major and a Career

The course has two main aims: (1) to provide you with the information and skills needed to be a successful student in the Department of Anthropology, and (2) to prepare you to use your degree productively after you graduate. You will learn about departmental programs and University resources through guest speakers and library workshops, and you will explore career options through an individual and group project.


New article on the Atlantic, The Ever-Tightening Job Market for Ph.D.s. Sobering reading, but you can maximize your chances if your Ph.D. research is on a topic of relevance to non-academic employers also.

As you think about the final careers projects, you might find this page from the website of the American Anthropological Association a useful place to start. Also, check out the other links below under career resources.



Click on each assignment and read instructions carefully
  1. Finding sources due Feb 1
  2. Talk to a Prof due Feb 29
  3. Film review due Mar 28

Career Reports

General Resources

Career Resources

Career Advice from Anthropology Associations

Field Schools and International Opportunities

Here are some links to field schools and related opportunities. There are many other organizations that sponsor field research expeditions, not all of them reputable. Do your own due diligence.

News Articles about Anthropologists in the Workplace