Anthropology Degree Information


Gain Hands-On Field Experience on Campus

Do you have an interest in human behavior, culture and traditions? Do you like to travel? With an Anthropology major, you can explore the world through the lenses of biology and culture and embrace its diversity. You will deepen your understanding of where and how humans have lived over the vast continuum of human experience, and develop perspective about issues of identity and heritage that continue to impact society today.

You’ll develop broad knowledge of human history and behavior, and learn core concepts in biological and cultural anthropology, archaeology and linguistics through classroom-based study, field research and independent scholarship.

Students will be prepared for graduate-level work in various fields within the study of anthropology. Recent students have gone on to graduate school at institutions, including Boston University, Penn State University and George Washington University.

Anthropology ClubThe Anthropology Club gives you the opportunity to experience different cultures of the world by visiting museums, listening to lectures, and through hands-on work. You do not have to be an Anthropology major to join this club!
Lambda Alpha

You have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Anthropology Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.

  • Saige Kelmelis

    "In times of adversity, we tend to look beyond ourselves for strength and for the courage to endure hardship. If any one lesson from my time at Franklin Pierce has influenced my career, it has been the greatest source of power to overcome adversity lies within ourselves, and we are always capable of accomplishing more than we believed possible."

    Saige Kelmelis '11

    PhD Candidate, Pennslyvania State University

  • Brian Kirn '16

    "I know Professors Goodby and Welsch very well at this point. Through them, I have a professional network that goes back generations and spreads across the country. That's a nice advantage that a school like Franklin Pierce can give you. It opens doors for students. I can't imagine going to a school where you don't know your professors on a first-name basis. It's what makes Franklin Pierce special."

    Brian Kirn '16

    Graduate of Franklin Pierce University

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such companies as:
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders)
  • Peace Corps
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Museum of Science Boston
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Arcadia National Park
  • Cultural Survival
  • The Invisible Children


Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

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Want to Know More?

Download the Anthropology Program SheetDownload an Anthropology program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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