Synthesizing scientific and humanistic concerns and methods, anthropology studies humanity in all its cultural, biological, linguistic, and historical diversity.

  • Understanding contemporary world problems
  • Ethnic, race, religious, class, and gender relations
  • Environmental and cultural resources management
  • International relations
  • Understanding contemporary human biology
  • Marketing
  • Public health and wellness, global health
  • Social sciences, research, observing, writing


Life After Lawrence

Lawrentians can enjoy careers in...

Anthropology, archaeology, museum education, secondary and higher education, management/business, marketing, arts/media, research, medicine, community and global health, social work, law, development

Recent employers include...

CNN, Sitka National Historic Park, Epic, Center for American Archaeology, The Art Institute of Chicago, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, Americorps, Peace Corps, University of Notre Dame, University of Wyoming

Lawrentians can earn advanced degrees in...

City/urban planning, public and global health, global policy studies, law, divinity, forensic science, museum studies, social work, sociology

Recent schools include...

London School of Economics, Yale, University of Chicago, Emory, Northwestern, University of California-Irvine, Temple Law School, U of Illinois, NYU, UT - Austin Law School, Washington, DePaul, Marquette, George Washington University

The Chandler Senior Experience

Anthropology majors reflect upon and synthesize what they've learned by designing a research-focused project presented to the anthropology faculty and student majors during a formal symposium in Spring Term.

Recent Senior Experiences include:


"Mozika Tsara Be!": Contemporary Music and Cultural Identity in Southeastern Madagascar

Considering the Impact of Genetic Literacy and Race in the Age of Personal Genomics

Syrian Refugee Education in Turkey: Exploring a 'Dual Imaginary'

Invisible Lives, Invisible Deaths: Political Mourning in the LGBTQ Community

A Critical Approach to Health Discourse in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Structural Violence and Obesity: Exploring the Political Economy of Overnutrition in Botswana