For students who enjoy hard sciences, arts, and social sciences, the Anthropology major just might offer the perfect blend. According to the Princeton Review:
“Anthropology is the broad study of humans and human cultures throughout the world and throughout history and prehistory. It’s part natural science, part social science, and part humanistic study. If you major in Anthropology, you’ll compare and contrast biological, social, and cultural similarities and differences among humans and human societies…The field of Anthropology is conventionally divided into four sub-fields: (1) archaeology, (2) biological anthropology, (3) linguistic anthropology, and (4) cultural anthropology.”
Baylor offers the Anthropology major with your choice of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree plan. Bachelor of Science students must choose a concentration in General Anthropology or Forensic Anthropology.
The College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor states that
“Graduates of this major go on to:
• work in museums or cultural organizations
• take jobs that can include excavation, research, marketing or advertising
• attend graduate school
• work in a number of government agencies such as the CIA, the FBI, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, historic preservation offices, or environmental agencies.”
Obviously, the major is versatile, both in the subjects studied within the discipline, as well as the career opportunities that this major affords. Students considering this major might also be interested to know that the Anthropology major requires six credit hours of summer field work or original research. Not only do such opportunities help students to learn more about professional anthropology, but they look great on those all-important resumes and graduate school applications. Click here to read more about summer field experiences.
If your interest has been piqued, you are encouraged to visit the website for the Department of Anthropology, Forensic Science, and Archaeology.