​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

Anthropology is the study of people through time and space. As a student in the anthropology program, you’ll study archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology and applied anthropology. From study abroad experiences and internships to archaeological field school and research with experienced faculty, you’ll gain hands-on experience that will set you apart when searching for a career.

Put Your Degree to Work

As an anthropology graduate, you’ll find career opportunities with museums, federal agencies, and local and international organizations. You’ll be well equipped to provide consulting services including historical research, forensic work for police agencies and assessment of health care services for cultural groups. If you’re interested in staying on an academic path, you may be qualified to teach at a college or university anthropology department, medical school or international studies program.

*Some of these careers require additional education.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

Below is a list of potential careers, median salary over the course of the career and projected job growth.

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2026​
Museum archivist/curator$47,360 per year13% (4,200 more jobs)
Historian$59,120 per year6% (200 more jobs)
​Anthropologist/archeologist$62,280 per year4% (300 more jobs)

Program Overview

For a full review of programs and required courses, visit CMU's official online academic bulletin and consult with an academic advisor.


For More Information

Visit the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work website​ or contact:

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Anspach Hall 142
Phone: 989-774-3160