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:
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.
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.
By enrolling in specialized electives, you can focus your studies on physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology or sociocultural anthropology.
Our faculty members, who serve as mentors, have research interests in:
You can join the UNT Anthropology Student Association, which sponsors field trips, a faculty lecture series and discussions about social issues. There are also numerous opportunities to gain practical experience in the field. They include working with a professor, on your own ethnographic research project or at a field school engaged in hands-on archaeological, sociocultural or physical anthropology research.
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.