Is anthropology a good major?
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What is anthropology?
What can you do with a n anthropology major?
Are there a lot of opportunities in the field of anthropology/is the field growing?
What did you do with your anthropology major?
Anthropology is a great, broad-based major that can form the foundation of a lot of great career opportunities. Anthropology teaches you how to look critically at people and culture -- things like history, language, material culture (archaeology), physical anthropology/human biology, and even food, rituals, religion. It's a fascinating topic! You can take an anthropology degree and apply it directly in a careers such as an archaeology, forensics, or academia. But you can also take it in other directions that might not be as obvious. Marketing, Human Resources or even General Management are career paths in the business world that all draw on ideas from anthropology. Anthropology is all about understanding people. It's relevant for almost anything!
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Some other interesting backgrounds I've seen be super impactful are medical anthropology and nutritional anthropology. Quite a bit of our medical and food science is questionable, and folks with that anthropology background truly understand how to read and interpret study data and relate it to humans.
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