Why study anthropology?

According to our students…

  • “I’ll have a chance to be in an interesting field of work with many different opportunities with this one major.”
  • “Anthropology as a field is very broad so learning is never tedious or boring. As a major it can be applied anywhere from business to forensics.”
  • “I am going to be a doctor, so it’s important for me to understand the cultures and people around me in order to provide the best possible care.”
  • “It opens my mind to an entirely different way of thinking.”

The Department of Anthropology trains students to compete and make meaningful contributions as citizens in a wide range of careers. Anthropologists are increasingly sought after by businesses, nursing programs, educational institutions, government agencies, medical schools, graduate programs, and others concerned to ask and answer interesting and challenging questions about human diversity.


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Dr. Kathryn Rhine (instructor for ANTH 501, Global Health) is one of 10 graduate research consultants who will pair with Meghan Webb (PhD ANTH Cultural student) to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. To read the full KU article, click on the link below:
KU announces 10 graduate research consultants for spring classes | The University of Kansas
KU announces 10 graduate research consultants for spring classes Wed, 01/28/2015 LAWRENCE — This spring, 10 graduate research consultants will pair with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projec…

RT @jwhoopes2 : @WennerGrenOrg Many thanks to the Wenner-Gren Foundation for supporting this week's workshop in Panama. http://t.co/CXqn7rFX…
NMML 2012 Conference - Dr. Michael H. Crawford (Part 3 of 3) Narrative, Memory, Migration, and Language Conference. 6 April 2012. Dr. Michael H. Crawford "Peopling of the Aleutian Islands: Myths, Migrations and Genetics". Sponsored by University of Kansas - Department of Anthropology and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Additional Sponsors: Graduate Students of KU Anthropology and Department of Linguistics.


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