Anthropology Major & Minor

Hartwick anthropology is hands-on from Day 1

Hartwick College Archaeological Field School student working at dig site

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:

Archivists
Curators
Museum workers

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.

Faculty

Jason Antrosio

Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair
607-431-4987

Connie Anderson

Professor of Anthropology
607-431-4861

Namita Sugandhi

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
607-431-4853

Michael Woost

Professor of Anthropology
607-431-4860

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick anthropology experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost.

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