Anthropology Major

Immerse yourself in the study of the human condition. Examine how societies and cultures are formed and how they shape and are shaped by human behavior.

Career Potential

  • Corporate positions in culture management
  • International aid agency positions such as U.S.A.I.D
  • S. government/State Department positions
  • Education/teaching including Native American schools (with certification)
  • A.R.E. posts
  • Primate rehabilitation centers, zoos such as World/National Wildlife Federation

What Will I Learn?

  • Develop analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills that are vital in any walk of life.

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Special Features

  • Hands-on-work with objects in the in-house Brooks Museum and Lee Beam Collection with material from archaeological excavations
  • Small classes, individualized attention
  • Anthropology Honors Program

Get Involved

Study Abroad: Elephant rideThere are plenty of opportunities for independent research, internships, fieldwork, study abroad and service-learning that will let you put classroom theory to the test in the real world.

Student Clubs

  • Sociology/ Anthropology Club

Honor Societies

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Moffett Center, Room 0119
Phone: 607-753-2726
Fax: 607-753-5973

Fast Facts

  • The archaeology lab is home to many human skeletons, animal bones and artifacts used for teaching.
  • The Brooks Museum in Moffett Center houses a collection of nearly 200 items, some of which are available for long-term loan.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 120


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Delmar C. Palm Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service
  • Anthropology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Rozanne M. Brooks Sociology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Criminology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

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