Anthropology is the scientific study of human societies and cultures and their development. UA Little Rock offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology where students will study present-day cultures and those of the past and will gain skills in communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and research. We also offer a minor in anthropology.
We believe a well-rounded anthropology student should be grounded in the four fields of anthropology:
Using a range of social, behavioral, biological, and other scientific research methods, anthropology majors learn to supplement statistical findings with data gathered through observation, interviewing, and ethnographic study.
Our anthropology students also have the chance for hands-on learning when they do fieldwork all over the world. This opportunity enhances their educational experience. Learn more about what it means to be an anthropologist.
Students can explore anthropology while earning credit for the general core requirements. Anthropology courses count in two different core areas: Understanding Cultures (ANTH 2316) fulfills requirements in the social sciences; and Physical Anthropology (ANTH 1415) fulfills requirements in the sciences. These two courses are a great place to start if you are curious about majoring in Anthropology, or if you want to learn more about what it means to be human from a global and holistic perspective.
Jobs for an Anthropology Major
While the job market for academic anthropologists is relatively steady, the demand for anthropologists is increasing in other areas. That demand is stimulated by a growing need for analysts and researchers with sharp thinking skills who can manage, evaluate, and interpret the large volume of data on human behavior. Explore some of the careers our alums have held.