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College Of Arts And Sciences
Anthropology
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Why Study Anthropology?

Stony Brook is at the forefront of anthropological research in the 21st century. Our major emphasizes the fields of cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology. The faculty are deeply committed to your success, and your faculty advisor will assist with identifying the right courses for your future careers. Our students entertain a wide variety of career paths, as anthropological knowledge and skills are useful in diverse fields including medicine, urban planning, journalism, forensic investigation, public health, contract archaeology, marketing, and more.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Contemporary Approaches to Anthropology
  • Interdisciplinary Anthropology
  • Anthropological Field Methods
  • Anthropological Research and Analysis

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Great Archaeological Discoveries
  • Zombiology: What the Walking Dead Can Teach Us 
  • How We Eat
  • Science and Technology in Ancient Society

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Digital Infrastructure Developer
  • Education
  • Forensics
  • Marketing Operations Analyst

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Princeton University
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Museum of Science, Boston

Interested in this Major?

Department of Anthropology

Chair: Frederick Grine

Office: S-501 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-7620

College Of Arts And Sciences
Anthropology
Back to all Programs

Why Study Anthropology?

Stony Brook is at the forefront of anthropological research in the 21st century. Our major emphasizes the fields of cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology. The faculty are deeply committed to your success, and your faculty advisor will assist with identifying the right courses for your future careers. Our students entertain a wide variety of career paths, as anthropological knowledge and skills are useful in diverse fields including medicine, urban planning, journalism, forensic investigation, public health, contract archaeology, marketing, and more.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Contemporary Approaches to Anthropology
  • Interdisciplinary Anthropology
  • Anthropological Field Methods
  • Anthropological Research and Analysis

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Great Archaeological Discoveries
  • Zombiology: What the Walking Dead Can Teach Us 
  • How We Eat
  • Science and Technology in Ancient Society

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Digital Infrastructure Developer
  • Education
  • Forensics
  • Marketing Operations Analyst

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Princeton University
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Museum of Science, Boston

Interested in this Major?

Department of Anthropology

Chair: Frederick Grine

Office: S-501 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-7620

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