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You're intrigued by people – our origins, our history, our cultures, our differences and similarities – and how all of these things converge to shape our past, present and future.  By studying Anthropology at California State University Channel Islands (CI), you'll receive an innovative, interdisciplinary education that's focused on you – one that prepares you to succeed in a wide array of careers ranging from life and social sciences to humanities and the arts.

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Your program

In CI's Anthropology program, you will be exposed to a multitude of disciplines, from biology to the fine arts.  You will collect and interpret data, develop critical thinking and observation skills, and have opportunities to perform field studies in places ranging from California's Channel Islands to Asia.  By developing a better understanding of ourselves and others, CI Anthropology majors build skills that can be applied to any endeavor that deals with humans, culture and society – allowing them to offer insight into our past and present as well as solutions for our future.

Your future

You'll be prepared for a variety of career paths in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as for graduate study.

Top career fields include:

  • Advocacy
  • Archeology
  • Business
  • Community development
  • Cultural institutions
  • Education
  • Environmental and natural resources
  • Ethnography/cultural anthropology
  • Government
  • Healthcare

Your future income

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about the outlook for your future career.