UGA Specific Information for Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of the origin, development, and behavior of humankind. Specifically, this study provides the unique basis for the four major anthropological fields of study: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and  most recently, Applied Anthropology. Regardless of which field of study is chosen, student’s gain solid anthropological knowledge of human cultural behavior and human-environment interaction. This broad understanding of culture behavior and human interaction provides for preparation for work in all sectors of the economy including business, government, education, and the nonprofit. These opportunities may include contract archaeology, jobs that involve working with other cultures, and employment requiring general skills of social science.

Employers Hiring UGA Anthropology for the Class of 2016*

AmeriCorps VISTA | Athens Area Humane Society- Adoption Center & Spay and Neuter Clinic | Baby Robot Media | Bear Spring Camps | Dressometry | Impact | LentenRose.com | McCullough Payne Haan Nadler | MKTG | New South Associates, Inc. | Rebuilding Together Metro Denver | Sweetwater Sound, Inc. | The Georgia Review | The University of Georgia | United Parcel Service | Wesley Woods Senior Living

Job Titles of UGA Anthropology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Adoption Counselor | AmeriCorps Vista Member | Campaign Organizer | Field Technician | Food Server/Waiter | Home Care Assistant | IFA Modeling Supervisor for UPS | Junior Publicist | Lab/Research Assistant | Legal Assistant | Order Fulfillment Operations Manager | Product Reviewer | Program Coordinator | Search Marketing Analyst

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Anthropology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Georgia State University | Glendale Community College | Harvard Medical School | Northwestern University | The State University of New York College at Oneonta | The University of Georgia | Wichita State University

UGA Anthropology Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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