Anthropology combines all social sciences under the study of one common goal: what makes us human. It embraces the study of cultural differences and gives students the tools they need to recognize, understand, and respect different principles and perspectives. The study of anthropology cultivates skills such as:
- Reframing problems in new ways
- Humanizing methods of analysis
- Writing clearly and persuasively
- Organizing qualitative and quantitative data
- Perceiving patterns and structures
- Observing and interviewing subjects
These skills prepare students for career paths in a wide range of fields, including business, government, law, consulting, advocacy, public policy, finance, and higher education. The skills students gain in their anthropology classes are broad and translate seamlessly into professional assets, such as building partnerships, assessing economic needs, evaluating policies, and developing programs.
You can find anthropologists addressing social and cultural consequences of natural disasters, equitable access to limited resources, and human rights at the global level. A major or minor in Georgetown Anthropology connects students to a variety of careers and can lead down many paths, including the fields of healthcare, law, and business.