Explore what it means to be human

Get ready to look at the world through new eyes.

As an anthropology major, you'll learn to understand the remarkably different ways we express our humanity.

You'll examine how culture affects the way we experience the world — how we make choices, how we're alike and different, and why we act and interact the way we do.

In an increasingly interconnected world, being able to examine, analyze and think critically about culture is highly valued by employers in the business sector, education and beyond.

You won't just learn about culture in a classroom though. We take you there.

Study in a new culture for a few weeks or months — including popular programs to Iceland and Morocco — through our award-winning Global Opportunities program, where you'll be able to collect data and write your own ethnographic text.

Secure an internship in a museum, on an archaeological dig, or in a medical field school. Join us on a department field trip to D.C. or to interact with one of our many expert speakers.

Be in demand in any field

Because culture is everywhere, your degree in anthropology will prepare you to work in many occupations — education, museums, market research, community development, consumer goods, public policy, high tech and international affairs. Our interdisciplinary minors, like museum studies and diversity studies, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

Recent anthropology graduates are pursuing advanced degrees at Columbia, Georgetown, Northwestern, NYU, Stanford, The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Delaware and the University of Oregon.

A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.  

Here are some of the courses that anthropology majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.  

  • Introduction to Anthropology 
  • Public Culture 
  • Magic, Witchcraft and Religion 
  • Museums and Anthropology 

Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.  

Recent graduates have enrolled in programs at:

Columbia University
Georgetown University
New School
Northwestern University
NYU (New York University)
Stanford University
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Delaware
University of Oregon
The Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law
Stanford University
University of Colorado
The University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University

Recent graduates have been employed at:

American Anthropological Association
The University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
New Jersey Department of Corrections
SEDA-COG Forum for the Future
Smith College
Department of Planning and Development, City of Eugene, Oregon
Homeless Planning Council of Delaware
The Museum of Natural History
National Archives
Peace Corps
Smithsonian Institution
US Department of State

John J. Bodinger de Uriarte

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Email Address bodinger@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4759

Dave Ramsaran, Ph.D.

Department: Provost
Provost & Dean of the Faculty


Shari Jacobson, Ph.D.

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Email Address jacobson@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4754

Mark Noble

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Assistant Professor of Sociology


Crystal VanHorn

Department: Provost
Academic Assistant

Email Address vanhorn@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4196

Museum Studies
Museum Studies

As a museum studies minor at Susquehanna University, you’ll get practical experience in a museum and gallery settings while exploring topics in art history, history and anthropology.

Student & Alumni Profiles
Student & Alumni Profiles

Hear straight from students just like you. Or read stories from successful alumni who’ll tell you just how far a degree in sociology or anthropology can take you.

Our Diversity Studies Minor
Diversity Studies

Our diversity studies minor at Susquehanna University is where you’ll learn to look at the world from different perspectives and value the richness of human experience.

Get Globally Relevant and Marketable Skills

Employers say they want well-written, creative and analytical thinkers. Add in the ability to look at issues critically and the tools to do research, and it's easy to see why sociology and anthropology majors are in high demand.

You'll explore different cultures and your own opinions in an inclusive environment. And the career options open to you will be amazing. You'll be prepared to enter market research, education, museums, international relations, community development, information technology, business or anything else you can imagine.

What you to do here transfers to any and every career.

Sociology and Anthropology

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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