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Anthropology

Overview

People studying about people with people who like people.

Description

Like, what even are humans? Seriously, we're a confusing bunch. One century, privacy isn't a big deal and another, we consider it a civil right. Anthropologists attempt to decipher our seemingly mixed signals and why we, as humans, do what we do. We're not talking about what your brother did in Tijuana last week, but more like what Ug did to Grok before language was a thing.

There are different subdisciplines of anthropology, namely sociocultural, biological, linguistic, and archaeological. All of these subdisciplines use the findings of other disciplines, like the social, physical, and natural sciences. Anthropology is basically a delicious discipline gumbo. There's a little something for everyone, even if you don't like soup. If you've ever wondered about vestigial organs, or even if you pretended to be Indiana Jones when you were younger, you should definitely consider majoring in anthropology. Just leave the whip at home. Your classmates will thank you.

A little less than half of folks (43% to be exact) don't go on to secure additional degrees. This means that there are plenty of options, so getting an advanced degree isn't all that necessary. Of course, like most of the "soft sciences," your job title probably won't be "anthropologist." The skills and knowledge acquired through an anthropology degree can be transferred to many different career fields. If you do go back into the world of research and academia, it's important to butter up some research universities in order to get funding.

Percentage of US students who major in Anthropology:

0.24%

Stats obtained from this source.