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Career Paths in Anthropology

Choose your own career path with a degree in anthropology.

A degree in anthropology from Adelphi is highly marketable on its own or in combination with a range of other disciplines including biology, environmental studies, international studies, criminal justice, education, art, as well as business and the health care industries.

Career paths in anthropology are diverse and plentiful. Students with a degree in anthropology can work in a wide variety of areas owing to their excellent abilities to conduct research collaboratively with peers, their analytic, problem solving and communication skills, as well as their familiarity with real-world issues of cultural diversity and globalization, such as:

  • education
  • law
  • library science
  • museum administration and curatorship
  • advertising and marketing
  • public and civil service
  • medicine, dentistry, pharmaceuticals and public health
  • non-profit organizations

Students of anthropology who go on to obtain graduate degrees may also work as:

  • local, regional, and national government agency specialists
  • corporate advisers and consultants
  • human resources managers
  • consultants in cultural and historic preservation
  • ethnographers or tribal liaisons
  • forensic specialists
  • professional archaeologists
  • environmental protection consultants
  • human rights advocates

Job and Internship Opportunities

Find jobs and internships related to your degree in anthropology by using Handshake, Adelphi’s online job recruiting service.

» See how to search job and internship listings

Become a Teacher

Adelphi University offers a unique combined baccalaureate/master’s five year program which allows students to major in anthropology and also fulfill courses in education that will lead to New York State teaching certification.

See the Master of Arts Program in Childhood Education offered in association with the Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.

Career Guidance

Adelphi’s Center for Career and Professional Development is dedicated to assisting students and alumni with their career goals. View their full range of online resources or make an in-person appointment.

The following websites also offer career guidance and resources specific to anthropologists:

Archaeology Field Tech Opportunities

Museum or Curatorial Opportunities

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For further information, please contact:

Department of Anthropology
Alumnae Hall Room 218
p – 516.877.4110

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

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