The Concentration in Applied Anthropology is designed to equip anthropology majors with the skills needed for a career in applied anthropology, an area with growing employment opportunities. Applied anthropologists work in educational institutions, museums, zoos, health care organizations, non-profits, the business world, and elsewhere. Preparation for a career in applied anthropology involves developing a special set of job skills, in addition to a breadth of anthropological knowledge. Students who pursue a Concentration in Applied Anthropology complete coursework that will help them develop these skills.
The Concentration in Applied Anthropology does not require more coursework than the traditional major . Instead, it requires specific coursework. Both options require a total of 33-34 credit hours in anthropology.