BA in Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology at its core is the study of human cultures. Throughout history, human groups have employed a variety of methods to deal with the complexities of social life, social order, and social change.

Skills and Methods

Webster University's cultural anthropology program will help you develop a multicultural understanding of the historical and current human experience, as well as the analytical skills necessary for critically evaluating the diversity of human belief systems, past and present. The bachelor?s degree curriculum provides students with an international approach to global issues such as international development, non-governmental organizations, and the non-profit/philanthropic sector.

You will use approaches that range from the scientific to the philosophical, from the experimental to the theoretical. Through these methods you will develop and apply problem-solving skills that will help you think analytically.

Careers in Anthropology

Anthropology graduates pursue a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities, from law school or governmental professions to sociological research, business or academic careers and cultural anthropology careers. Some pursue careers in teaching, social service, museums, historical societies, nonprofit organizational settings, or corporations, while others are preparing for admission to graduate and professional training programs.

Early in your enrollment, a faculty advisor will help you assess and plan your program of study, focusing on your specific academic and career goals.

Points of Distinction

  • Courses cultivate critical thinking and analytic skills with which to understand globalization and transnationalism.
  • Curriculum is engaged with emerging trends in the discipline, including medical anthropology, urban anthropology, critical race theory, human rights and humanitarianism, and environmental anthropology.
  • Places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary issues such as social justice, human rights, women and gender, race and ethnicity, sustainability, and health and disease.
  • Expert faculty specialize in a range of cultures from around the world, including Asia, Middle East/North Africa, the United States, and North American Indians.
  • Numerous opportunities for collaborative research with faculty on ongoing projects.

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