The Department of Anthropology offers three certificate programs. Certificate programs provide students with opportunities to acquire additional knowledge, practical skills, and experience, including internships, that better equip them to compete on the job market.
Applied Cultural Anthropology
The study of Applied Cultural Anthropology provides training in research, writing, communication, and intercultural competency. Undergraduate students learning these skills can hope to find careers in the health, education, or sustainability and sustainable development fields. Others may work as business professionals or in non-government organizations working with refugees, immigrants, and those affected by poverty, natural disasters, or human rights abuses. The Certificate in Applied Cultural Anthropology may also prepare students to pursue postgraduate studies in anthropology or in a related field of the social sciences, humanities, or health sciences.
Archaeology is a field in which there are many career opportunities for those with a bachelor’s degree, particularly in cultural resource management (CRM). CRM professionals work for a wide variety of government agencies, as well as private companies that undertake archaeological studies in advance of development projects. The Certificate in Archaeology may also enhance a student’s qualifications for admission to graduate schools in cases where the student intends to focus on archaeology.
Earning a Certificate in Museum Studies prepares students for entry-level careers in museums and similar venues that promote public outreach and education, and provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced studies in the field of Museum studies. Core courses introduce students to administration, curation, interpretive exhibition planning, and collections management.