College of Arts & Sciences
- Social Sciences Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 231
- tel: 610-499-4365
- fax: 610-499-4603
Dr. Mitchell Rothman
- Professor and Chair of Anthropology
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 333
- tel: 610-499-4638
If you want to explore the world and work in foreign countries or among ethnic groups in America, then an undergraduate degree in anthropology may be a major you should consider.
An anthropology major prepares students for careers in international relations, education, government, healthcare, business, marketing, and cultural resource management. You could join the foreign service, work in a museum, serve as a corporate consultant, join international aid organizations; you could even land a job with Microsoft, the biggest employer of anthropologists, helping to understand how different cultures use technology.
Anthropologists can often put ideas into action and work with policymakers to develop solutions for some of the world’s social and economic problems.
I have always had a passion for learning about other cultures, and discovering anthropology as a major is the best thing that could have happened to me. I realized that there was an opportunity to help others, especially those in other countries. A degree in anthropology allowed me to do research on refugee resettlement and assimilation processes in the U.S.
Majoring in Anthropology at Widener
Bretton T. Alvaré, PhD, discusses how study abroad opportunities enhance the educational experience for anthropology students at Widener University.
- College or secondary school educator
- Marketing researcher
- Museum curator
- Medical anthropologist, physical therapist, coroner
- Urban or regional planner
- International aide/development/banking coordinator
- United Nations or state department employee
- Business consultant
- Chester Development Authority
- U.S. Army
- Philadelphia Adoption Service
- Collaborative Counseling Services LLC
- Christiana Care System
- College Park Academy
- Mercy Fitzgerald