Careers in Anthropology

An Anthropology Degree is Highly Relevant to a Broad Range of Career Opportunities

The courses, experience, and analytical perspectives offered by our program prepare you to identify and pursue such opportunities. SUNY Plattsburgh's anthropology program is flexible, allowing you to pursue other interests by choosing a minor in another discipline, by studying abroad, or even by pursuing a second major. More than 40 minor programs are available at SUNY Plattsburgh. The two minors sponsored by the department are Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology. As well, at least 60 percent of our majors seek post-graduate education within and outside of anthropology, in top-rated graduate schools.

Students holding anthropology degrees from SUNY Plattsburgh are currently working in such diverse fields as:

  • Archaeology and cultural resource management
  • Health administration
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Criminal justice
  • Peace Corps administration
  • Counseling
  • Cross-cultural communications
  • Private business

Whatever their line of work, alumni of SUNY Plattsburgh's anthropology program are unusually active and effective members of an increasingly international and culturally diverse community.

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center

Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the Anthropology program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Deborah Altamirano, Chair
Office: Redcay Hall 121
Phone: (518) 564-4010
Email: altamidr@plattsburgh.edu

Laura Collier
Department Secretary
Office: Redcay Hall 103
Phone: (518) 564-3003
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 398-4801
Email: laura.collier@plattsburgh.edu