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Careers in Anthropology, Classical Studies, and Archaeology

What can I do with a degree in Anthropology?  

                   

     The answer is: almost anything! The skills gained through an anthropology degree transfer well to any career that involves critical thinking, and analyzing human behavior and the human condition from multiple perspectives. A good place to begin researching the value of a degree in anthropology is through the American Anthropological Association. This professional organization has links to such areas as careers, professional development, publications, and involvement in public policy and advocacy issues. This is Anthropology is a site that defines anthropology and expands the search on how to become an anthropologist,necessary skills, career prospects, and required education. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook projects a growth rate of 10 to 19 percent for anthropologists and archeologists with a master's degree. Respondents to an American Anthropological Association survey describe their careers with a degree in anthropology. Click American Anthropological Association describes careers in Anthropology to view the list. Other links for Anthropology career information: Ask.comMiami Ohio; Practicing Anthropology

                   

For more information on pursuing a major in Anthropology at UA, and the career possibilities, please contact:
Dr. Timothy Matney, Professor
The University of Akron
Dept. of Anthropology and Classical Studies
Olin Hall 241
Akron, OH 44325-1910
matney@uakron.edu
330-972-6892


What can I do with a minor in Classical Studies? 

     A minor in Classical Studies provides a foundational education in the liberal arts,whi
chvalues knowledge for its own sake, and the development of skills and abilities that can be applied to all fields of endeavor.  Our minors are prepared not only to enter the field of classics, but also to enter a wide variety of other disciplines and professions including history, political science, drama, philosophy, law, medicine, pharmacy, banking, architecture, business, museum work, and library science. 
For additional information on the minor in Classical Studies, please contact: 
Dr. J. Clayton Fant, Professor
The University of Akron
Dept. of Anthropology and Classical Studies
Olin Hall 246aAkron, OH 44325-1910
330-972-8096

What can I do with a certificate in Archaeology? An archaeology certificate provides the necessary field experience for students interested in digging through the past to help define our future. Archaeology is often combined with anthropology. In fact, many of the majors in the Dept. of Anthropology and Classical Studies also earn the Archaeology Certificate. You can further explore this fascinating field and its career opportunities by researching beginning with these links:

About.com

Miami Ohio

Simply Hired

UWLAX

Texas A&M

So You Want My Job

Need more information about the certificate in Archaeology? Contact our resident archaeologist:

Mrs. Linda Whitman, Archaeologist
The University of Akron
Dept. of Anthropology and Classical Studies
Olin Hall 237e
Akron, OH 44325-1910
whitman@uakron.edu
330-972-6179

Arts & Sciences Graduates - What Do They Become?

Companies founded or headed by an Arts & Sciences graduate include:

Amazon    American Express    Bank of America    CNN    DirecTV    ebay    NBC Universal    Pinterest    Time Warner Cable    Starbucks    Pepsico

Source:  The Phi Beta Kappa Society

UA Career Center

At the University Career Center, you can find valuable information regarding career opportunities.  The Career Center offers many services to help students and recent graduates secure competitive career opportunities. These services include:Shaking hands