ANTHROPOLOGY

General Information:
Anthropology consists of the study of humankind. A primary trait that traditionally distinguished anthropology from other humanistic disciplines is an emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons.

In the United States, 'anthropology' is traditionally divided into four sub-disciplines:

  • Physical Anthropology, which studies primate behavior, human evolution, and population genetics
  • Cultural Anthropology, (often known as socio-cultural anthropology). studies social networks, diffusion, social behavior, kinship patterns, law, politics, and other expressions of culture over an extended period of time
  • Linguistic Anthropology studies the variation in language across time and space, the social uses of language, and the relationship between language and culture
  • Archaeology, which studies the material remains of human societies.

Career Possibilities:

Archeologist
Archivist
Forensic Anthropology
Biological/Physical Anthropologist
Ethnologist
Genealogist
Linguistic Anthropologist
Paleontologist
Sociocultural Anthropology
Sociologist
Technical Writer
Social Scientist
Professor
Psychologist
Urban Planner
Historian
Political Scientist
Geographer
Museum Specialist
Linguist

 

Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:

Masters of Arts in History

Masters of Arts in Communication

Masters of Arts in Sociology

Masters of Basic Science


Statistics:

Median Annual Earnings for Social Scientists: $52,280

Median Annual Earnings for Anthropologists/Archeologists: $41,260

Federal Government Annual Median Earnings:

Bachelor’s Degree: $23,442

Master’s Degree: $35,519

Ph.D.: $42,976

Advanced Degree/Experience: $51,508

Employment in 2002: 5000

Projected Growth: Average (10-20%)

Projected Need for 2002-2012: 2000 additional employees


UCCS Clubs:

Anthropology Club

Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society “Tri-Beta”

History Club


For More Information…

www.cs.org/intern
www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro
www.earthwatch.org
www.cr.nps.gov/aad
www.anthrotech.com
swanet.org/jobs
www.aaanet.org/careersbroch
www.saa.org/careers
www.careers.ucr.edu/students/Graduates/jobs/anthropology