What Can I Do With a Major In Anthropology?
UGA Specific Information for Anthropology
Ecological and environmental anthropology at the University of Georgia examines the past and present reciprocal relationship between humans and the natural world. Our archaeological, biological, and cultural anthropology investigations yield critical knowledge of diverse dimensions of the human experience that we then apply in socially relevant ways.
Anthropologists work in nearly every type of industry, including corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions, non-profit associations, and public service agencies. Our graduates have found success in organizations as diverse as the National Parks Service, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a range of environmental and cultural resource management firms. Students who completed graduate training in Anthropology at UGA also hold academic positions throughout North America and abroad. Many employers value the skills and perspectives that develop from learning to think like an anthropologist. These include being able to see a problem from multiple perspectives, understanding the local and global impacts of human activity, and communicating with a variety of stakeholders.
Anthropologists think in both holistic and comparative terms. Holistic means “complete”. Taking a holistic perspective means understanding all components of a society or a problem from multiple perspectives. This holistic perspective can also be utilized in comparative ways. This means that anthropologists often utilize cross-cultural comparison and comparison of patterns over time and space in order to better understand the diversity of and similarities between populations. Anthropologists integrate these perspectives into their work as researchers, teachers, and professionals.
Class of 2021 Career Outcomes for Anthropology*
** Includes Self-Employed
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- African Studies
- Archaeological Sciences
- Environmental Ethics
- Geographic Information Science
- Native American Studies
- Anthropology AB/Anthropology MA
- Anthropology Careers
- Field School Program
- Fields of Study
- Labs and Research Groups
- Graduate Program FAQ
- Pathways Through the Major
- Research, Field Schools, and Internships
- Study Abroad Programs
- Why Major in Anthropology?
- Anthropology Graduate Student Organization
- Georgia Museum of Natural History Club
- Student Association for Archaeological Science
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Additional Career Research Resources
- Candid Career
- Firsthand (Company rankings/profiles, industry career guides, and advice articles)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- AAA: Careers in Anthropology
- AAA: Employment Opportunities for Undergraduate Anthropology Majors
- AAM: Museum Careers
- AAPA: Careers in Biological Anthropology
- AAPA: Careers in Museums and Government Agencies
- AIA: A Career In Archaeology
- Crow Canyon Archaeological Center: What is Archaeology?
- NAPA: Profession of Anthropology
- SAA: What Do Archaeologists Do?
- SHA: What is Historical Archaeology?
- SMA: What is Medical Anthropology?
Specific Job Boards and Internships
- AAA: Anthropology Careers & Employment
- AAA: Summer Internship Program
- AAPA: Jobs
- American Alliance of Museums JobHQ
- American Museum of Natural History Internship Program
- AnthroGuide Practice Settings
- Athens Land Trust Internships
- Atlanta Botanical Garden: Undergraduate Internships in Plant Conservation
- Center for American Archeology: Women in Archeology Internship
- Crow Canyon Summer Internships
- Georgia Bureau of Investigation Internship
- Georgia Department of Natural Resources Careers
- NAPA: AnthroJobs of the Week
- SAA: Jobs
- SfAA: Careers
- ShovelBums Jobs
- SMA: Jobs
- Smithsonian Internship Opportunities
- Zoo Atlanta Internships
- Career Management
- Directory of Museum Studies Programs
- Gaining Experience and Professional Education
- AnthroGuide Degree Programs
- AnthroGuide Researchers, Educators, Practitioners
- Anthropological Skills
- Field School Opportunities
- Find an Anthropologist
- Members Outside the Academy
- Podcast Library
- What is Anthropology?
- Archaeology 101
- Checklist for Archaeology Job Candidates
- Directory of Graduate Programs
- Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin
Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Anthropology majors
The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|AmeriCorps||Outreach Coordinator||ATL Colorectal Surgery, PC||Medical Assistant||ATR International||Geospatial Analyst||Brockington and Associates||Field Technician||Cardno||Biologist I||Cregger Co.||One-Year Trainee||Fusion Autism Center||Behavior Therapist||Georgia State University||Library Technical Assistant||McKinsey & Company||Business Analyst||Mellow Mushroom||Cook||University of Georgia||Archaeology Laboratory Intern||University of Georgia||Processing Associate||University of Georgia||Phone/Zoom Interviewer Research|
Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Anthropology majors
The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|American University||International Affairs: U.S. Policy and National Securities, MA||Cardozo School of Law||Law, JD||Georgia State University||Law, JD||Georgia State University||Anthropology, MA||Georgia State University||Sport Administration, MS||New York University||Interdisciplinary Studies, MA||Stanford University||Medicine, MD||University of Georgia||Anthropology, MA||University of Georgia||Ecological and Environmental Anthropology, MA||University of Missouri||Classical Archaeology, MA|