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Is anthropology a good major?

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Erin’s Answer

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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Check out the American Anthropological Association for more info on Anthropology as a field, events and ideas on possible career paths. https://www.americananthro.org/
Thank you comment icon Terrific overview of how anthropology teaches you to think discerningly and what opportunities it positions you for. Olivia Khalili
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Rahul’s Answer

Anthropology is the study of what makes us human. It analyzes the cultures of mankind and how we came to be where we are today. It studies tools, language, techniques, values, and economic mechanisms. It looks to discover where, why humans have appeared on Earth and how they have changed since then. Also, how have societies varied in their practices. With an anthropology major, one can go into careers such as archeology, a professor, medical anthropologist and focus on diversity and Human Resources. This field however is a small and competitive field, but is set to grow from 7% over the next 10 years.
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