Career Directions

You can do many things with an anthropology degree. Our alumni apply their learning to a wide range of fields including:

  • Education, as teachers and administrators at the elementary, secondary, and college level.
  • Social service and advocacy/justice, as youth workers, health educators, nurses, international relief specialists, and supporters of Cultural Survival and similar organizations.

  • Public health, as epidemiologists whose training in human biology, the evolution of pathogens, and understanding of the health consequences of global phenomena such as war makes them uniquely qualified to study patterns of disease from biocultural perspectives.
  • Museums and heritage tourism, as employees at the Boston Museum of Science, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, and the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.

  • Business administration and management, as operations managers, programmers, senior accountants, warehouse managers, senior test engineers, project managers, and hospital inventory controllers. Many of our graduates own and operate businesses, such as bookstores, internet commerce firms, sporting goods outlets, restaurants, and landscape design companies.
  • Journalism, as reporters and writers for publications such as Cultural Survival Voices, Cultural Survival Quarterly, The Boston Globe, Boston Parents magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, and Computer Review.

  • Field archaeology, as field archaeologists for companies and universities in New England, throughout the United States, and in other countries.
  • Government and public policy, as staff members and administrators for government agencies at both the state and national levels.

  • Graduate study, with our graduates having gone to more than 50 different universities for master’s or doctoral study in anthropology and many other professional and academic fields. These programs include Chicago, Duke, Syracuse, Cornell, Brown, Yale, Rutgers, NYU, Boston University, UMass Amherst, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Brandeis, Southern Maine, University of California at Berkeley, Arizona State, Illinois, Columbia, and (in the U.K.), Bristol University and Sussex University.