• A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.


What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of social, cultural, linguistic, biological, and environmental patterns and relationships within and between human populations, both past and present.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level Further Education/Experience Required
  • research assistant
  • museum technician
  • archaeology field worker
  • zoological consultant
  • anthropologist
  • museum curator
  • archaeologist
  • archivist
  • preservationist

What skills will I improve/gain?
Planning projects, interviewing, surveying and sampling, gathering and organizing data, examining data and artifacts, conducting field studies, summarizing results, communicating across cultures and languages, recognizing cultural differences and similarities

Who employs graduates from this major?
Hospitals, state/federal government, colleges/universities, international agencies, research laboratories, U.S. park service, business and industry, museums

What is special about this major at Hartwick?

  • Annual January Term trip to South Africa, taught by Connie Anderson
  • Many Anthropology students are successful in getting Emerson/Duffy Awards for their independent studies overseas
  • Archaeological field school, held at Pine Lake, every other summer
  • Yager collection can be used by students for theses and other projects

Visit the Anthropology Department Web page.

Department Chair
Michael Woost, 607-431-4860, woostm@hartwick.edu

Undeclared Contact
Michael Woost, 607-431-4860, woostm@hartwick.edu

Major Connections Contacts
Please contact the Department Chair by e-mail to ask for the names of a few upper-level students you can contact.

Why contact upper-level students? These students can be a good resource to learn what a major is like, what careers are typical, what the professors are like, or even to learn what helped them to decide on this major.