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This community area is for Anthropology & Archeology, which is a category of majors that includes "Physical Anthropology". The complete list of specific majors that fall under this general category follows below.
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I switched into Anthropology & Archaeology from Human Biology because it was more appealing to me at the time. It involves lots of reading and writing essays or reports. Ultimately it is of little utility for where I want to head in life, but if you like the idea of travelling to different sites in the summer for digs and then writing long reports and classifying your finds, then this would be for you!
Realize that when majoring in anthropology, you will most likely need to get a masters degree to get a good paying job. I would recommend studying anthropology because it is a very applicable major to many careers in both the applied areas (government jobs, business, and so on) and in research. I would still choose it as a major because it fits what I want in life. I recommend looking at websites that describe what anthropologists actually do and see if it fits you. The pros are that it is very applicable and holistic in perspective; the con is that you really need higher education for a great job.
This major is useful in a practical sense only if you wish to become a professor in the field. It is useful as a background in my current profession, but I had to go back to school and get my master's and professional certification to go into a field in which I can have a career. I would minor in this instead of major in it if I were to do it again. My minor (Spanish) has been much more of a help than my major was. The pro of anthropology is that it broadens one's cultural perspectives and worldview. The cons are that it is impractical in looking for a profession or career with just an undergraduate degree, and I was also somewhat disillusioned by what anthropologists have actually accomplished/not accomplished as I got further into the major.
When P.T. Barnum donated money to Tufts University, he did so on the condition that the school's mascot be named after his beloved elephant. The Tufts University mascot has been the "Jumbos" ever since.
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