Society, Culture, and Language

Society, Culture, and Language
College of Arts & Sciences
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Last updated 9/6/13






What USFSP Graduates are doing:

Peace Core in East Africa

Graduate Students at William and Mary, USF Tampa (Anthropology, Gender Studies, Library Science), George Washington University (Human Evolution Studies, International Studies).


What are some Career Paths in Anthropology?

University teaching; consulting with local and international agencies; helping the Census Bureau get accurate counts of homeless people; helping a third world country merge traditional and western based medical systems; showing a medical school how to provide care to a multicultural community; serving as a congressional aide on cultural issues. These are just some of the varied jobs that anthropologists have.


CNN Money article on Anthropology Majors


When choosing a subfield think about the following

1. What were your favorite classes and the particular subjects in those classes?

2. What are your hobbies?

3. What did you enjoy as a child?

4. What type of life/surrounding do you picture yourself in 5 to 10 years?

5. What are you  willing to sacrifice, if anything, for a career in anthropology?


Book References

The Following are available either on reserve, online, or interlibrary loan through the USF library

Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors, by Blythe Camenson  (VGM Publishing, Lincolnwood, IL)

Anthropology in Practice: A Guide to Non-Academic Jobs and Careers for Anthropologists by Riyall Noel

Careers in Anthropology by W. Richard Stephens

Around the World in 30 Years: Life as a Cultural Anthropologist by Barbara Anderson

A Guide to Careers in Physical Anthropology edited by Alan S. Ryan

Stumbling Toward the Truth: Anthropologists at Work by Phillip R. DeVita

Applied Anthropology: A Career-oriented Approach by Margaret A. Gwynne

Anthropology: Career Resources Handbook  by Margaret A. Gwynne,

 Opportunities in Museum Careers by Blythe Camenson

Museums: a place to Work: planning museum careers, Glaser, Jane R.

Opportunities in Forensic Sciences Careers by Blythe Camenson and Anita Hufft


Online Sources

Non-Academic Careers in Anthropology

Non-Academic Careers in Physical Anthropology:

Careers in Archaeology:

Contract Archaeology

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Careers in Physical Anthropology

American Anthropological Association

Careers in Primatology

American Association of Museums

Society for Applied Anthropology

Anthropology Resources on the Internet

Visual Anthropology

Anthropology Search Engine

Federal Jobs Digest

Peace Corps

The Riley Guide- International Jobs

Opportunity Knocks (Jobs in Nonprofit Organizations)

World Bank Jobs

United Nations Jobs



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