What Can You Do With a Major in Anthropology?


Anthropology major careers and jobs

Marquette anthropology majors are well-prepared to succeed in a variety of fields. Our graduates are working all over the world: as cultural liaisons for international businesses; in medicine, public health and education; conducting studies in the United States and abroad on the cultural impact of urban development; and in government and foreign service. Traditionally, anthropology majors obtain doctorate degrees if they intend to work in institutions of higher education as teachers and researchers, but increasingly, applied anthropology provides numerous and varied career options for anthropologists with backgrounds ranging from a bachelor’s degree to a doctorate.

Jobs for Anthropology majors

The social sciences are a hot field. Jobs for anthropologists and archaeologists are expected to increase 7 percent by 2025, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Recent employers and graduate schools of Marquette's anthropology majors include:

  • Denver Department of Public Health (as an epidemiologist)
  • U.S. Department of the Interior (as a cultural resource manager)
  • Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
  • Washington University
  • Durham University, UK
  • Northwestern University
  • Emory University
  • University of Wisconsin

Additional resources on careers in anthropology.