Current Undergraduate


Let curiosity move you to major or minor in anthropology!

You can also minor in archaeology.


Anthropology studies the full range of the human experience from human origins and prehistoric cultures to traditional and modern societies. While anthropology documents human behavior and cultural patterns around the world, it is also concerned with preserving cultural diversity and improving the lives of peoples who live in today’s changing world.

When you major in anthropology, core classes will introduce you to archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology.


  • Standard for a wide range of classes
  • Forensics combines archaeology and biological anthropology and applies knowledge in a variety of ways including solving crimes and identifying remains
  • Museum studies provides specialized knowledge and practical experience in museum collections management, exhibit development, digital technologies, funding, outreach, education, ethics and political aspects of a museum’s role in society


In the College of Arts and Sciences, we know experience is valuable and goes beyond the classroom. We strive to help you connect your academics with research, internships, education abroad, service learning and leadership experiences. Take advantage of opportunities in anthropology such as:

  • Studying abroad in Benin learning about culture and agriculture
  • Serving as the AnthroGroup president
  • Interning with the Smithsonian Institution
  • Researching 3D scanning as a means to study pottery
  • Volunteering with the Nebraska State Historical Society


As an anthropology major you will have career opportunities in many fields. You might find work with an international business or an agency involved with international development. Anthropology training can lead to careers in intercultural education, health care and human services. You may do cultural preservation and interpretation in parks and public lands. Here are examples of recent graduates’ employment:

  • Editor / Analyst / THE MOTLEY FOOL
  • Forestry Technician / US FOREST SERVICE
  • Geologist / FULBRIGHT
  • Healthy Lifestyle Educator / CLYDE MALONE COMMUNITY CENTER
  • Integrated Resource Technician / NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
  • Personal Banker / WELLS FARGO
  • Primary Education Teacher Trainer / PEACE CORPS
  • Projects Coordinator of Student Life / PERU STATE COLLEGE
  • VISTA Leader Position / AMERICORPS