Anthropology Major & Minor
Hartwick anthropology is hands-on from Day 1
Anthropology studies the richness and variability of humankind. Hartwick Anthropology is looking for students who want to make a difference in the world. We’ll give you the tools to make an impact.
Hartwick Anthropology features three areas of study: archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Archaeologists reconstruct past ways of life of by excavating and interpreting artifacts and other material remains. Biological anthropologists investigate the interaction of culture and biology. Cultural anthropologists explore the varying beliefs and practices of contemporary societies.
Where degrees in anthropology can take you
Graduates of Hartwick’s Anthropology Department put their learning to use as museum curators, field technicians, research consultants, teachers, archaeologists, or anthropologists. Others work in the diplomatic service, business, public health, the law, and forensics. Hartwick anthropology graduates use their understanding to make a difference in today’s world.
Typically, graduates pursue careers as:
Putting anthropology to work
Hartwick Anthropology majors go on to rewarding careers. About half of Hartwick Anthropology majors attend graduate or law school.
Hartwick alumni work for:
- Help2Kids Field Manager in Malawi
- Forensic Medical Examiner
- Susquehanna Valley Industrial Development Agency
- HarperCollins Publishers
- National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
Recent Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:
- Boston University
- Bournemouth University
- University of Toronto
- George Washington University
- Yonsei University
Beyond the basic
Hartwick anthropology majors undertake field studies around the world, and have developed research projects on topics like:
- soccer’s role in reconciliation in South Africa
- the impact of development projects in Sri Lanka
- the ancient horse-riding origins of Central Asian cultures
- healthcare choices in Zambia
The Anthropology Club hosts social and professional events on and off campus, brings renowned experts to campus, and travels to professional conferences where students present their original research.
A closer look
Hartwick students can enroll in the Forensic Osteology First Year Seminar and get hands-on anthropology from Day 1. Anthropology majors do archaeological fieldwork at Pine Lake, J Terms in South Africa and Bolivia, and internships around the world through the Emerson & Duffy International Scholarships.
Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program
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