A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. 

Discover how you can build your resume as an anthropology major and where your degree can take you.


Where Anthropology Can Take You

Careers for anthropology majors include: ethnographer, forensic investigator, user experience analyst, social impact researcher, professor, social development specialist, research forester, heritage manager, foreign service officer, engineer, archaeologist, curator, public health officer, advertising manager, urban researcher, sociolinguist and more.


Anthropology is a Resume Builder

Cultural: Ethnography, data analysis, marketing, interpersonal skills

Biological: Forensic science, pathology, human demography, lab experience

Archaeology: Human biology, materials science, preservation, geospatial analysis

Linguistic: Survey design, transcription, communications, text analysis

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Below is a sampling of careers paths for Kenyon anthropology majors.

First Jobs

  • Research assistant, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington
  • Marketing intern, Cosmopolitan Magazine, New York
  • AdWords account strategist, Google, Mountain View, California
  • Archaeological supervisor, Warren Wilson College Berry Site Field School, Morganton, North Carolina
  • Environmental educator, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  • Corps member, City Year, Chicago
  • Secondary English teacher, Teach for America, New Mexico
  • Fellow, Newman's Own Foundation


  • Director, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Archeologist, National Park Service
  • In-house counsel, Intel
  • Curatorial associate, Museum of the City of New York
  • Emerging markets analyst, T. Rowe Price
  • Vice president, Global Brand Marketing, Nike Basketball
  • Anthropology professor, Vanderbilt University
  • Program manager, United Airlines
  • Psychiatrist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Alumni Spotlight: Selam Bezuneh '20

Anthropology major Selam Bezuneh ’20 coordinated events and programs in partnership with local communities connecting City Hall and New York City residents.

Alumni Spotlight: Rita Carmona '19

While interning at I Grow Chicago, anthropology and modern languages and literatures double major Rita Carmona ’19 took her work beyond the organization’s headquarters, known as the Peace House.