The Department of Anthropology prepares you for careers in many areas of the social and behavioral sciences, education, government service, technical fields and business, particularly in an international setting.
- placeGaige Hall
Anthropology has been appropriately called the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities. It is the broadest in scope among the social and behavioral sciences since its domain encompasses all that is human in time and space. This vast undertaking has meant that anthropology has developed specialized subfields, including anthropological linguistics, archaeology, cultural anthropology and physical anthropology.
Anthropologists work inside and outside of the academy and are visible and invisible participants in multiple scientific endeavors as well as applied research and practice. There is no better field with which to engage the world, its peoples and its diversity – past and present – and no more enthralling career choice than anthropology.
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RIC students and preschoolers gain hands-on experience in the subfields of anthropology during World Anthropology Day.
Professor Emeritus Richard Lobban (center) unearths artifacts dating back to the fourth century, including Meroitic pottery, a skull, a temple column and jewelry