If you are interested in the variety of cultures and languages in the world and the origin, development and behavior of people, consider a major in anthropology at IPFW. An awareness of ourselves and how we function in society can be a very valuable educational asset. Anthropologists must be creative and open-minded and possess intellectual curiosity, the ability to think logically, and have good communication skills.
A college preparatory program with a strong emphasis on written and oral communication skills is good preparation for success as a college anthropology major. Math courses will help you develop the ability to think logically and methodically, an important asset in any college major or career you choose.
After earning a bachelor's degree, you may want to continue your study of anthropology in graduate school and teach at the college level. A doctoral degree is required for most positions in colleges and universities and is important for advancement to many top-level nonacademic research and administrative posts. You may decide to apply to law or medical school. Or you may pursue a career in middle or high school teaching, business, museum work, full-time research, or civil or foreign service. A degree in anthropology will help you prepare for any career where an understanding of people and cultures is an asset.