Your Future In Anthropology

Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of North Texas will prepare you for a variety of challenging careers.

People with  training in anthropology work in a world transformed by global forces (shifting political borders, ethnic tensions, environmental challenges resulting from global climate change, etc.). They act locally to bridge communication between diverse groups and help everyone adapt to our changing world. You may work for a:

  • Federal, state or local government agency as an analyst or public information officer
  • Museum as an education director
  • Nongovernmental organization such as UNESCO, UNICEF or the American Red Cross
  • Public health department or hospital as a medical anthropologist

Anthropology also prepares you for a variety of graduate and professional school degrees including law, medicine, public health or even a Master of Business Administration degree.

What we offer

We train you to apply anthropological knowledge to solve problems and improve people's lives. The coursework is grouped to provide an understanding of human biological, social and cultural complexity and the relationships of humans to one another and the environment.

What to expect

We encourage you to complete the university core courses before taking junior- and senior-level anthropology courses. This approach will better prepare you for success in our program.

Most of our courses require intensive writing, and you're encouraged to become proficient in a second language.

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester. We also have dedicated faculty in the department for you to talk to.