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Career Opportunities

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The CSUSM Anthropology major aims to promote understanding of the diversity of human experiences and perspectives, guided by values of intellectual engagement, community, integrity, innovation, and inclusiveness.

Students leave the program with:

  • Experience collaborating with local communities on a whole range of applied research while also connecting them to global experiences.
  • Training and experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods including ethnography, participant observation, focus groups, surveys and sampling, interviewing, ethnobotany, and archaeological survey and documentation.
  • Knowledge, critical thinking, research, and communication skills necessary to explore, understand, and improve their social

Students with a Bachelor's in Anthropology go on to pursue careers in a broad range of settings including:

  • Academia
  • Administration & Management
  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
  • Education
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Ethnography/Cultural Anthropology
  • Forensics
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Health Promotion
  • Human Resources
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Public Health
  • Market Research
  • Museums
  • Survey Research
  • Social Work