Anthropology examines the social, cultural, and biological diversity of humans across the globe and through time. It gives you the kind of global and comprehensive knowledge necessary for succeeding in our complex, interdependent, and increasingly trans-cultural world. The program incorporates fieldwork and research experiences — locally, regionally and abroad, depending on your interest. For a full description, visit the UMF catalog (2023-2024).

How do I explore Anthropology at UMF?

There are many ways to explore a major. You could:

  • Review the webpage for this major.
  • Talk to faculty members in the major. Ask about their career path.
  • Choose a class of interest and contact the faculty member to ask about going to one of the classes.
  • Talk with students in the major for insights into the courses you will take and professors who will instruct you.
  • Enroll in one of the following courses: ANT 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or ANT 103 Human Origins.
  • Get involved by joining a club or volunteer with an organization.
  • Volunteer or intern with an organization that is aligned with this major.
  • Talk with a Career Counselor.

What careers can I get with this major?

Data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Median Salaries for positions in Maine typically fall below those of other New England states.

What jobs have UMF graduates acquired?

Director of Civic Engagement, Senior Regional Field Organizer, Plant Surveyor, Archaeological Field Technician, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, Residential Specialist, Associate Project Manager, Family Specialist, Staffing Manager, Youth Health Educator, Digital Media Specialist, Curation and Visitor Experience, Non-profit Campaign Manager, Maine Youth Power Co-Director, Behavioral Health Specialist, Librarian/Archivist, Administrative Registrar, Grants Coordinator.

Can I minor in Anthropology? Are there related majors at UMF?

UMF has minors in Anthropology, International and Global Studies, Political Science, Latin American Studies, and many other choices. Majors related to Anthropology include International and Global Studies, History, Political Science, Geography and Environmental Planning, and Creative Writing. Read more about majors and minors.

How do I declare this major?

Contact Dr. Nicole Kellett, Roberts Learning Center,, 207-778-7433, or Dr. Gaelyn Aguilar, Roberts Learning Center, 207-778-7573, to discuss your interests. To apply to the major, complete a change of major form (available in Merrill Center or any academic office).

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