Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Anthropology

Academics

Careers

The study of Anthropology is no longer limited to the arcane and exotic: our alums put their degrees in anthropology to work.

As an Anthropology major you will acquire an awareness and knowledge of social and cultural diversity, a comparative perspective on societies, and an understanding of diverse political and economic systems.

An anthropology degree allows alums to engage in diverse and interesting careers in health, media arts, education, business, and international development.

  • medical anthropologists work in hospitals designing patient-care programs for culturally diverse populations and in research institutes tracking disease and risk vectors around the world
  • the American Bar Association employs anthropologists in its legal research division
  • marketing firms hire anthropological consultants to understand American consumption patterns and to test public receptivity to new products
  • our students also put their knowledge of cultural diversity to work in museums, publishing houses, development agencies, volunteer organizations, teaching, and the social services

In the last twenty years, our alums have used anthropology to establish careers as:

  • Archeologists
  • Grant writers
  • Vice Presidents of research
  • Project managers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Medical doctors
  • Social workers
  • Health managers
  • Video and web producers
  • IT professionals
  • Photographers
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • NGO managers and program coordinators
  • Business owners in tourism
  • Textile exporters
  • Environmental management specialists

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