Luther’s anthropology program teaches students to think critically and to use broad-based anthropological knowledge to address real-world problems. Regardless of whether or not they define their life’s work as anthropology, many graduates continue to think of themselves as anthropologists and to use their training both to understand and change the world around them—as graduate students, teachers, church youth directors, personnel administrators, urban planners, museum curators, contract archaeologists, international businesspeople, and more.
The American Anthropological Association’s “Careers in Anthropology” webpage notes that “Today's anthropologists do not just work in exotic locations. Anthropologists can be found in a surprising array of fields and careers...” This broad array includes “corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit associations."
Luther anthropology majors reflect this diversity of post-graduate experiences. Our recent graduates have found success in the following fields and associated institutions:
Luther College aggressively tracks the career paths and outcomes of its graduates, from employment to graduate school to postgraduate service. View the anthropology graduate statistics for more detail.
For more information about jobs relating to anthropology, visit the Career Center.