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Majoring in anthropology will provide a background in behavioral studies ideal if you're interested in biological or social sciences. You can get research experience in science and the humanities through ethnographic or biological research or archaeology field schools. 

Through this major, you'll develop critical thinking skills that will support careers that involve working with individuals of diverse national or ethnic backgrounds. You'll develop an appreciation of the value of physical and cultural differences at the local, national and global levels.

Most undergraduates in anthropology at Texas A&M select this major because they can acquire a sound education.

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human in the broadest sense, through an examination of:

  • Culture and society (sociocultural and linguistic anthropology)
  • Biology and evolution of humans and our closest relatives (biological anthropology)
  • Past human communities and material culture (archaeology)

Choose Your Degree

Enhance Your Degree with a Minor

Anthropology majors can select a minor to accompany their major field of study. Minors are 15–18 credit hours and will display on your transcript after graduation, but not on your diploma.

University-Approved Minors


The anthropology major is ideal if you want to pursue a professional career or graduate study in anthropology or archaeology. You will also be prepared for employment opportunities or careers in:

  • Secondary or higher education
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Museum and foundation settings
  • Local, state and federal government (such as the National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and National Institute of Health)
  • Non-governmental organizations and nonprofit organizations
  • Foreign service with government agencies (such as the Agency for International Development or the United Nations)
  • Private archaeological research institutions
  • Nontraditional opportunities emerging in business and management.