What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of human beings over time and space. As a discipline, anthropology studies and celebrates human diversity. At the same time, it reminds us that despite our different cultures, we are all members of the human family. We share a common nature and a common destiny. It sets itself apart from other social sciences in its aspiration to understand all aspects of humankind.

Careers in Anthropology

Our students find employment in a wide array of careers including: public relations and advertising, local, national or international non-profit organizations, contract archaeology, businesses, industry research and development, retailing corporations, policy research, local, federal and state government agencies, cultural resource management, marketing research, museums and public history organizations, laboratory research, and social services.

Anthropology Association

The Anthropology Association meets regularly throughout the year and plans social events, outreach, and community service opportunities. You can connect with Anthropology Association on Facebook, NDSU Anthropology Association , and/or on Instagram @Ndsu_anthropology_association .

Why choose Anthropology?

Whether you decide to major or minor in Anthropology, the discipline offers a variety of different careers and useful skills. In the anthropology program, students have the opportunity to explore the various subdisciplines of anthropology including archaeology, cultural anthropology and sociolinguistics, and physical anthropology with a thematic focus on human heritage. At NDSU, our focal geographical areas are Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, North Africa, North America, and Oceania with other areas of the world represented throughout the curriculum. Our primary concern across subdisciplines and geographical areas is with human heritage - material and intangible, past, present and future.

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