What Can I Do With An Anthropology Major?

From museum curator to humanitarian to environmental advocate, opportunities abound for anthropology majors. Stop by or contact one of our faculty to see where your interests fit into our program.

Alma’s anthropology major prepares students for graduate study in the social sciences as well as career possibilities in a wide variety of fields. Some of our graduates have gone on to work at AmeriCorps, Price Waterhouse, Global Majority, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Recent graduates are pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in archaeology, historic preservation, oceanography and museum curation at institutions that include Michigan State University, Clemson University, The University of Southern Mississippi and Monterey Institute of International Policy.

The key to linking your major and your career are the opportunities, courses and internships you choose to take as part of your college experience. Many of our majors study abroad for a semester, and others take part in field, lab and internship experiences that give them training and skills to specialize in particular aspects of anthropological research.  While you are here at Alma College you can talk to faculty one-on-one about the ideas and interests you have, so we can help you build the bridges to link your major to a career.

Students learn to use portable X-Ray Fluorescence technology to chemically source artifacts.Students learn to use portable X-Ray Fluorescence technology to chemically source artifacts.