Interdisciplinary Anthropology

Interdisciplinary Anthropology Fundamentals

Interdisciplinary anthropology studies the full range of cultural diversity and biological variation of the human species. Students learn about our cultural and biological past, about how and why the world has reached its current state, and why globalization in its best sense requires deep cultural knowledge that only anthropology provides.

  • Core courses provide the fundamentals in: 
    • cultural anthropology
    • archaeology
    • biological anthropology
    • qualitative and quantitative methods
    • anthropology theory
  • Tailor your program to one of three areas of concentration:
    • archaeology
    • biological anthropology
    • cultural anthropology

Our Faculty

    • are research active
    • committed to student success and learning
    • encourage students to accompany them to field research sites
    • promote student involvement in undergraduate research

    Akron Advantage

    Hands-on Research

    Experience interdisciplinary anthropology firsthand through:

    • Laboratories for biological anthropology, cultural anthropology and archaeology
    • A collection of original digital images of ancient buildings, artifacts and works of art
    • Field work at U.S. sites, in Ohio and the Great Basin, and in such countries as:
      • Turkey
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Azerbaijan
      • Belgium
      • Honduras
      • Greece
      • Egypt
      • India
      • Spain
      • Syria

    Real-World Experience

    Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

    Anthropology Student Organization

    Interact with other anthropology students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

    • Anthropology Club 

    Curriculum Guide


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    Career Opportunities

    Degrees and Preparation

    A degree in anthropology can lead to work in an archaeological consulting firm, or be applied to many other
    occupations.

    Possible positions with a bachelor's degree:

    • Archaeological consulting
    • Museum curatorForensic technician
    • NGO staff member
    • Teacher

      B.A.s pursue advanced degrees in:

      • anthropology
      • law
      • medicine

      Graduates with advanced pursue degrees in:

      • University research and teaching
      • Museum research and public education
      • Cultural resource management
      • Applied anthropology

      Career Outlook

      Employment within the field of anthropology is growing. Job prospects are especially good for those with B.A. or M.A./M.S. degrees.

      A&S Careers Program

      Creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

      • lending library with up-to-date, career-related publications
      • computer workroom for resume writing and employment research
      • volunteer, paid and for-credit internship placement on and off campus
      • department-specific mentoring arrangements

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