Department Chair: Karen Brison
Anthropology majors at Union combine fascinating course work along with valuable practical training. Students may go on a term abroad in Fiji or India. On the Fiji term students do internships in schools to analyze the relationship between educational systems and society. In India, they intern with non-profit organizations. Anthropology majors often take positions in business and government, lending their talents to such fields as advertising, market research, public relations, banking, merchandising, medicine, journalism and management consulting. They are also ideally suited to such governmental positions as foreign service officers, urban planners and counselors. As a discipline that focuses on cross-cultural understanding, you will find anthropologists working for agencies of the United Nations (such as UNESCO), the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Peace Corps and the Agency for International Development.