Jan 27, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Anthropology, BA


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Anthropology is a major for those who want to explore the world—uncovering the workings of American culture or working in foreign countries or among ethnic groups. Anthropologists examine the cultural maps people use to make sense of their world and deal with its challenges. Anthropology investigates not only modern cultures, but also ancient cultures through archaeology. Anthropologists study the natural environments of humankind and their relation to human biology. In many ways, anthropology touches on all the other social sciences, as well as on sciences and humanities.

Anthropology prepares students for careers in international relations, education, government, healthcare, business, marketing, and cultural resource management. Anthropology majors join the foreign service, work in museums, serve as corporate consultants, join international aid organizations, and even land jobs with Microsoft—one of the biggest employers of anthropologists—helping to understand how different cultures use technology. Anthropologists put ideas into action and work with policymakers to develop solutions for some of the world’s social and economic problems.

Within the anthropology major, students can tailor a program to fit individual needs. Emphasizing cultural courses serves those who want to work in a multicultural environment, go on to graduate study, take a certificate (e.g., education), or do a prelaw or related program. Combining cultural studies with management and economics courses serves those who want to pursue a career in business or international economic development. Emphasizing the biological side of anthropology is for students who want to pursue graduate school in anthropology, medicine, physical therapy, anatomy, forensic investigation, or the like.

Curriculum


Introductory Course (3 Credits)


Research Sequence (6-12 Credits)


Total Credits: 33-40


*Fulfills lab science course and quantitative reasoning requirements for general education distribution.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

Certificate and Pre-Professional Programs


The anthropology major is flexible enough to allow students to minor or double major in many additional fields according to their interests and career goals. It is particularly appropriate for pre-PT, pre-OT, and pre-med students, as well as those pursuing majors or minors in international business, marketing, management, communications, political science, international relations, psychology, history, environmental science, sociology, criminal justice, education, hospitality, and economics.

Pathways Pre-OT and Pre-PT


Pre-Occupational Therapy Pathway


Majors who wish to apply for admission to Widener’s graduate occupational therapy program should take the following courses (note the most recent courses are factored into the prerequisite requirements):

Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway


Students who wish to apply for admission to Widener’s graduate physical therapy program should take the following courses (note the most recent courses are factored into the prerequisite requirements):

Please Note:


The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

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