Anthropology is a science that deals with physical and cultural development, society, and evolution. Anthropologists write reports and give presentations on their findings; they study languages, cultures, prehistory and evolution; and collect and manage information through observations, interviews, and research. They typically work full-time schedules, although they might be required to travel and work longer hours when doing fieldwork. Anthropologists can work in an office, laboratory, or in the field for research organizations, museums, consulting firms, colleges and universities, all levels of government, and private corporations. The field of anthropology has several areas of focus including archeology, forensic anthropology, cultural anthropology, or linguistic anthropology.
Those who have a bachelor's degree in anthropology and work experience from an internship or field school can work as a field archeologist, anthropology research assistant, or assistant museum curator. However, for the majority of positions that take on leadership roles, a graduate degree is the norm. Most master's degree programs are two years in duration and include field research. Employment for graduate degree holders includes museum curator or manager, consultant, researcher, and forensic anthropologist. Course topics include conservation, history, human evolution, biology, anthropology, osteology, and cultural anthropology. Anthropologists and archeologists had an annual median wage of $54,230 in 2010.
University of Notre Dame offers 3 Anthropology degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 41 Anthropology students graduated with students earning 27 Master's degrees, 13 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.
Indiana University-Bloomington offers 3 Anthropology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 52 Anthropology students graduated with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis offers 2 Anthropology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 19 Anthropology students graduated with students earning 18 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN||10 : 1||12,683|
|Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN||22 : 1||45,500|
|Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN||20 : 1||43,260|
|DePauw University Greencastle, IN||9 : 1||1,972|
|Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN||26 : 1||12,144|
|Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN||29 : 1||29,537|
|Hanover College Hanover, IN||12 : 1||1,070|
|Butler University Indianapolis, IN||14 : 1||5,515|
|Ball State University Muncie, IN||21 : 1||22,443|
|University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN||30 : 1||10,705|
|University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN||19 : 1||5,801|
|Indiana University-South Bend South Bend, IN||21 : 1||5,092|
|Indiana University-Northwest Gary, IN||25 : 1||3,877|
|Purdue University Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN||33 : 1||10,208|