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Mary Baker
Chair

Anthropology Department Staff

(401) 456-8005
(401) 456-9736 (fax)


Location

Gaige Hall (G)
Mall Area

Anthropology Department

The Anthropology major prepares students for opportunities in a wide array of careers including many areas of the social and behavioral sciences, education, government service, technical fields, and business; especially in an international and global setting. Opportunities for internships, field experiences, and study abroad are encouraged.

Anthropology appropriately has been called the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities. It is the broadest in scope among the social and behavioral sciences since its domain encompasses all that is human in time and space. This vast undertaking has meant that anthropology has developed specialized sub-fields including anthropological linguistics, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology.

Anthropologists are working inside and outside of the academy and are visible and invisible participants in multiple scientific endeavors as well as applied research and practice. There is no better field with which to engage the world, its peoples, and its diversity -- past and present -- and no more enthralling career choice than anthropology.

Page last updated: January 2, 2013