Anthropology students have engaged in impressive undergraduate research through Department and campus-wide research programs, including the Adrian Tinsley Program, Department and College Honors, and independent studies. Undergraduate research generally begins in the classroom, where students in collaboration with professors develop research interests and plan a research project. Students should discuss research projects with Anthropology faculty. Research is available in all aspects of cultural anthropology, public archaeology, forensics, biological anthropology, and applied anthropology.
Anthropology students are strongly encouraged to take
advantage of Study tours, semester abroad programs and foreign language study.
The BSU International Programs Office offers information about BSU study tours
and study abroad opportunities. Speak with Professors Badiane and
Faiman-Silva for information about study tours to Cuba, Belize and Kenya.
Internships enrich your learning experience with hands-on opportunities, mentored by a faculty member. Your advisor or another Anthropology faculty member may help you develop an internship around your areas of interest. Agencies in the Boston, Taunton, Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, and Cape Cod areas are available to host student interns. These include Cultural Survival, the Coalition for Social Justice, the Robbins Museum, and others. Applied anthropology internship opportunities are also available at the region's many social agencies and organizational settings.
Students may enter the workforce directly after completing your anthropology studies. You should work to market your skills as a cross-cultural specialist who can translate local customs, traditions, and practices to others. Opportunities for anthropologists are available in education, business, industry, the law, social services, health care, and other fields. Anthropology faculty can suggest directions you may take, based on your interests and skills. Students should take advantage of the many services, resources and events available to you through BSU's Career Services Office on campus.
Last Modified: February 13, 2012