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:
It is never too early to start planning for your next steps beyond UB.
The Department of Anthropology can assist students with planning for internships, study abroad experiences and field schools during your academic career. These opportunities help you to build your resume, develop networking connections and gain confidence in applying your anthropological knowledge.
We recommend visiting UB Career Services and the discipline's professional organizations for insights on potential career pathways and announcements on professional development activities such as workshops and career fairs.