Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology


Not all undergraduate anthropology students will become professional anthropologists; however, anthropology’s concern with so many dimensions of humanity, its emphasis on critical thinking, and the various skills and methods taught in the major help prepare students for a wide range of careers after graduation. A small sampling of these might include:

  • Archivist
  • Community Organizer/Advocate
  • Contract Archaeologist

  • Corporate Analyst
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Editor
  • Educational Planner

  • Forensic Specialist
  • Government Analyst
  • International Development Officer 
  • Market Researcher
  • Museum Curator 
  • NGO Staffer 
  • Non-Profit Manager
  • Park Ranger 
  • Peace Corps Volunteer 
  • Public Health Official 
  • Social Worker 
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Zoological Consultant

Your faculty advisor will be happy to talk to you about career options and opportunities related to your training in anthropology. The American Anthropological Association provides additional useful information on careers in anthropology and related fields here.

Loyola’s Fellowship Office also has valuable resources for students interested in applying for fellowships to support undergraduate or graduate study, faculty-mentored research projects, internships, study abroad, and other exciting opportunities. More general information on anthropology-related fellowships and grants can be found here, here, and here.