~ Margaret Mead
What is anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of humanity which strives to understand human beings through biology and culture. Anthropology traditionally has three sub-divisions: Biological (physical anthropology), cultural (social) anthropology, and archaeology. Here at William Paterson University, the Anthropology department strives to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human nature by encouraging students to study the differences and similarities of varied cultures and ethnic groups through research, writing, and hands-on experiences.
To learn more about the degree requirements, please visit this link:
WPUNJ Admissions information on Anthropology is located here: http://www.wpunj.edu/admissions/undergraduate/academic-programs/programs_detail.dot?id=124207
What interests and skills do potential employers value in this career?
- Strong interest in human problems and events
- Desire to solve social problems
Possible Job Titles
Aside from majoring in anthropology, what else can I do that may enhance my qualifications?
Students who major in Anthropology at William Paterson University have numerous opportunities to enhance their academic experience. Students can obtain internships at museums and non-profit organizations through the Anthropology department. The department also offers membership to Lambda Alpha, the Anthropology Honors Society, to students who meet certain GPA requirements. Students can contact the department for more information. Finally, many students find that a study abroad experience enhances their curriculum because they are given the opportunity to experience other cultures first hand.
Other sources of information :
Please drop by the Career Development and Advisement Center to learn more about careers in anthropology. The career library carries career-specific books and counselors are available to answer any further questions you may have. Visiting the department may also prove valuable in addressing questions.
The Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center
Student Center 301, 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone 973.720.2281/2282 Fax 973.720.2074