Question the physical evolution of the human species, paying close attention to environmental adaptation, language and culture, and globalizing processes as well as kinship, politics, religion, social organization, artistic expression and language.

What Our Students Are Saying:

"Classes in Juniata’s anthropology, sociology and social work department have helped me understand why a commitment to social justice is so crucial in today’s society—the department has given me immense opportunities to work toward this much-needed change."

-Luke Thompson '13

Get Involved:

  • Anthropology Club
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • American Sociological Association
  • Institute for Development Anthropology
  • Society for American Archeology

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify your interests, values, and abilities durinn individual career counseling
  • Research occupations in the Career Resource Library
  • Test your interests through volunteer work, student activities, and summer jobs

Sign up for a one credit Career Course with Dr. Darwin Kysor

Notable Internship Sites:

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Fort Roberdeau Historic Site
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
  • Trail Blazers
  • Lutherlyn
  • Gould Farm

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Join student organizations relevant to your major
  • Explore and gain summer relevant work experience
  • Contact alumni through Juniata Connect and conduct informational interviews
  • Shadow a professional for a day to gain insight on a job
  • Participate in career workshops and seminars (published in daily announcements)
  • Create a profile in Juniata Connect and link to alumni in your areas of interest
  • Attend events that include Juniata alumni to build your network

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Network at career fairs
  • Attend resume and cover letter workshops
  • Simulate a mock interview
  • Explore and gain summer relevant work experience/internship
  • If you plan to attend graduate school, start preparing now
  • Participate in career workshops and seminars (published in daily announcements)

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Attend career fairs and other networking events
  • Participate in on-campus interviewing
  • Create a profile and upload a resume on Juniata Jobs to search job postings
  • Create a LinkedIn account and network with professionals for job leads