Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws from and builds upon knowledge from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. It is the only discipline that examines and attempts to understand humankind as a whole.
Traditionally, anthropology has incorporated four basic sub-fields: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and physical anthropology.
Anthropology at UB includes broad representation from each of
these sub-fields, and has unique strengths in European
archaeology, European cultural anthropology, and medical
Students considering a major in anthropology often ask what career pathways are available after graduation. Many students continue their education by attending MA and PhD programs in the discipline to become professors and researchers in colleges and universities. Others go on to pursue advanced and professional degrees in museum studies, social work, public health, medicine or law.
Employers outside colleges and universities
are increasingly seeking out and hiring anthropology graduates for
their skills in adapting to new environments and people, ability to
analyze data and communicate clearly and effectively.
Consider the below lists where UB anthropology graduates successfully apply their skills in a variety of rewarding professions: