Anthropology students

The path to your career in anthropology starts here

Begin your journey to understanding what makes us human.

Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Programs

Offered by: Nonprofit Management, Empowerment and Diversity Studies

The SRU Anthropology Program, offered as both a major and a minor, is experiencing a period of regrowth and renewal, reflecting the nature of the discipline. As an Anthropology student, you will be exposed to a diverse and balanced curriculum spanning the sub-disciplines of anthropology including archaeology, biocultural anthropology, and cultural anthropology. The curriculum is strongly science-based in its method and theory, and will encourage you to apply what you've learned to potential careers in technological, service, environmental, heritage and medical fields.

Why Choose Anthropology?

The Anthropology program will encourage you to challenge assumptions and traditional ways of viewing the world. With a focus on cultural and biological diversity, faculty members embark on a journey with you to uncover the vast array of human behaviors of the past and presen.

You will also be encouraged to participate in international travel and study abroad opportunities to broaden your horizons.

Every career in today's job market can be enriched with an anthropological perspective. You will have an inherent competitive advantage in our increasingly globalized and interconnected world with a strong background in anthropology.

What Will You Learn?

You will gain skills and experiences in the classroom with real-world application, regardless of your career path. You will begin the program by enrolling in Introduction to Anthropology, which covers the fundamentals of human evolution, the culture concept, and cultural diversity on all its levels. You will then select your specific area of emphasis, with existing tracks in:

  • Applied anthropology, including medical and environmental approaches
  • Archaeology and cultural management
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Evolution and biological anthropology

You'll finish the degree with Applied Anthropology, the seminar course, in which you'll explore all aspects of a career in anthropology. Through this capstone experience, you'll develop a portfolio of job skills, requirements, and access points for your desired career.

Careers In Anthropology

In the state of Pennsylvania, career opportunities in Anthropology and Archaeology are expected to grow through 2024. This has been stimulated by a growing need for analysts and researchers with sharp thinking skills who can manage, evaluate, and interpret large volumes of data on human behavior.

Areas of employment include:

  • Advertising, market research, public relations
  • Archaeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Environmental anthropology
  • Global and public health
  • Government agencies, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations
  • Hospitals and insurance companies
  • International and consulting firms
  • Medical anthropology
  • Medical school, forensics
  • Military cultural liaison
  • Museums and cultural resource management
  • Research and service institutions

Clubs & Organizations

Sociology and Anthropology Society