Why major in Anthropology?

Jessica DeCandia (class of 2013) celebrates a Buddhist holiday in Dharamsala, India.

Anthropology is unique among research disciplines because it integrates method and theory from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Miami Anthropology continues this rich heritage, teaching courses and mentoring students in cultural and medical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology. Miami Anthropology students develop a cadre of valuable skills. For example:

  • Writing in multiple genres (from field notes to research articles, grants, and more)
  • Understanding diversity
  • Public speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Interviewing
  • Transcribing and interpreting interactions
  • Empirical observation
  • Collaboration
  • Using data to build arguments
  • Analyzing contexts