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About Anthropology

Anthropology supports the multicultural, international, experiential and interdisciplinary educational philosophy of Ramapo College. As such, Anthropology courses constitute a major component of the General Education program, besides serving the Anthropology minor. Most Anthropology courses count towards the International Studies major as well.

Anthropology courses at Ramapo are concentrated in cultural anthropology, the sub-discipline of anthropology that emphasizes the role of culture in human life, and analyzes social and cultural differences and similarities throughout the world. By studying this field, students will become familiar with the diversity of cultural practices in the world, and the effects of global economic and political forces on the lives of people throughout the world.

Classes you can take:

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Career Opportunities

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$44,670 - $154,440
Anthropologists and Archeologists$36,820 - $96,600
Urban and Regional Planners$39,160 - $118,800
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary$49,750 - $196,020
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary Varies - Varies
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary$40,260 - $137,490
Archivists$33,760 - $92,680
Curators$32,910 - $99,030
Museum Technicians and Conservators$31,320 - $84,130

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

Important components of anthropology are presented in an integrated manner. In many Anthropology courses, students are required to do field work assignments and to write papers based on this first-hand research.