Prepare for a wide range of careers when you learn to examine problems and questions related to the human experience, from our social interactions and communications to our physical development.
The anthropology major provides training in how to look at problems and questions holistically and relativistically. Students appreciate human diversity and apply their learning to questions about social and environmental justice, identity, health and social inequities.
Learn along with your classmates through research, and gain real experience beyond the classroom.
Explore a diverse range of course topics in human behavior, development and cultural differences.
Enjoy a close student-faculty relationship and all the opportunities that come with smaller class sizes.
Improve the health and well-being of individuals and their communities through social justice work in a variety of settings.
What You’ll Study
Receive comprehensive training through an interdisciplinary approach to anthropology and its four main fields: archaeological, cultural, linguistic and biological anthropology. Learn to research, manage, analyze, evaluate and interpret data on human diversity and across all human behaviors. Enjoy opportunities to participate in fieldwork locally and abroad.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication
Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
Job Titles of Alumni
- Archeology Education Specialist
- Archivist for Collection Management
- Research Assistant
- Museum Technician
- Communications Specialist
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $65,362
- Health Care
Employers of Alumni
- Archaeological Consultants of the Carolinas, Inc.
- Historic Columbia
- National Park Service
- Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center
- South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
- South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology