Understand the pathways of human life in the world.
- B.A., Anthropology
- B.A., Anthropology of Globalization
- B.A., Archaeological Sciences
- B.A., Human Evolutionary Biology
- B.A., Indigenous Archaeology
- B.A., Medical Anthropology and Global Health
- B.S., Anthropology
- B.S., Archaeological Sciences
- B.S., Human Evolutionary Biology
- B.S., Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Because anthropology is an expansive field, a degree in anthropology prepares students for a broad range of careers. Alumni work in health care, education, the nonprofit sector, business and government. The skills our students develop — understanding human relationships and communicating effectively across diverse cultures — apply to global leadership roles across multiple disciplines.
A degree in anthropology can lead to a career as a(n):
- Market researcher
- Global health specialist
- Forensic scientist
- Social worker
- Health care professional
- Historic preservationist
- Community organizer
Expand your horizons with study abroad and fieldwork.
UW Department of Anthropology students have many opportunities to conduct research and interact with diverse populations nationally and internationally, including university exchanges, field schools and affiliated programs and month-long Exploration Seminars. Recent seminars include “Discovering Ancient Mediterranean Spain: Landscape Archeology in Mallorca;” “SAFS American Samoa: Present-day and Ancient Connections Between Island Societies and Local Ecosystems;” and “Anthropology Rome: The Culture and Politics of Food in Italy.”
Find Yourself in Anthropology
Make sense of the world. Uncover new ways to transform society.
Department of Anthropology Stories
Anthropology professor Steven Goodreau's "Plagues and Peoples" course took on heightened relevance when the coronavirus emerged.
Yasmin Habib (BA, Anthropology) understands firsthand the pressures faced by immigrant youth. She created a nonprofit to help them thrive.