Students
Undergraduate

Let curiosity move you to major or minor in anthropology, geography, or global studies!

You can also minor in archaeology.

Anthropology

Academics

Anthropology studies the full range of the human experience from human origins and past cultures to traditional and modern societies. While anthropology documents human behavior and cultural patterns around the world, it is also concerned with assisting people who navigate today’s complex and changing world.

When you major in anthropology, core classes will introduce you to archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology.

Options

  • Standard for a wide range of classes
  • Forensic anthropology combines archaeology and the sciences of physical or biological anthropology to the medico-legal process. This primarily includes the processes of recovery and identification of unknown human remains
  • Museum studies provides specialized knowledge and practical experience in museum collections management, exhibit development, digital technologies, funding, outreach, education, ethics and political aspects of a museum’s role in society

Experience

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we know experience is valuable and goes beyond the classroom. We strive to help you connect your academics with research, internships, education abroad, service learning and leadership experiences. Take advantage of opportunities in anthropology such as:

  • Studying abroad in Benin to learn about culture and agriculture
  • Serving as the AnthroGroup president
  • Interning with the Smithsonian Institution
  • Using 3D scanning as a means to study pottery
  • Volunteering with History Nebraska or the National Park Service Midwest Archeological Center

Opportunities

As an anthropology major you will have career opportunities in many fields. You might find work with an international business or an agency involved with international development. Anthropology training can lead to careers in intercultural education, health care, law, and human services. You may do cultural preservation and interpretation in parks and on public lands. Here are examples of recent graduates’ employment:

  • Editor / Analyst / THE MOTLEY FOOL
  • Forestry Technician / US FOREST SERVICE
  • Geologist / FULBRIGHT
  • Healthy Lifestyle Educator / CLYDE MALONE COMMUNITY CENTER
  • Integrated Resource Technician / NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
  • Personal Banker / WELLS FARGO
  • Primary Education Teacher Trainer / PEACE CORPS
  • Projects Coordinator of Student Life / PERU STATE COLLEGE
  • VISTA Leader Position / AMERICORPS
  • Youth Programmer / ASIAN COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL CENTER

Geography

Academics

When you major in geography, you will study a discipline concerned with the spatial dimensions of human societies and earth’s environment, a discipline which is increasingly critical to understanding the complexities of global change. Learn about the contributions and unique insights geographers make about past, present and future issues involving natural resources, culture, economics and politics. Use state-of-the-art technologies such as computer cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing.

Beyond your introductory courses, you can dive deep in to areas that interest you including environmental issues, world regions, and techniques of acquiring, mapping and displaying geographic data. An undergraduate seminar covering historical and philosophical aspects of geography, as well as practical matters such as jobs and graduate schools, completes your coursework

Experience

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we know experience is valuable and goes beyond the classroom. We strive to help you connect your academics with research, internships, education abroad, service learning and leadership experiences. Take advantage of opportunities in geography such as:

  • Studying abroad in Greece to learn about sustainability, environment and society
  • Serving as the Geography Student Organization president
  • Interning with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources in GIS
  • Doing research on climate change implications for Nebraska
  • Volunteering at the Great Plains Art Museum

Opportunities

Your geography major will prepare you for careers in government agencies, foreign service, land management, tourism, health care delivery systems, environmental assessment, transportation development, land use planning, air traffic control, GIS and cartographic analysis, environmental mapping, geographic information systems and planning. You will also be prepared for graduate-level degrees in geography, law (especially environmental law), international business, urban and regional planning and teaching at all levels. Here are examples of recent graduates’ employment:

  • Agricultural Statistician / USDA NASS
  • Archeological Technician / MIDWEST ARCHEOLOGICAL CENTER NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
  • Geographer, United States CE / ENGINEER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT
  • Geospatial Technician / TERRA2 GEOSPATIAL CONSULTANTS
  • GIS Technician / GIS WORKSHOP
  • GIS / CAD Technician / LINCOLN ELECTRIC SYSTEM
  • Integrated Resource Technician / NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
  • Intelligence Analyst / BAE SYSTEMS
  • Space and Missile Officer / UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Global Studies

Academics

Your major in global studies will prepare you for a changing and complex world, increase your knowledge of international issues and develop your skills in critical thinking, communications and logical analysis. Our interdisciplinary program is designed to help you understand the growing connectedness and diversity of interactions at the global level.

Beyond the core course, you can dive deep by choosing from four regional specializations and five thematic specializations.

Options

  • Regional specializations: Africa and Middle East, Asia and Eurasia, Europe, Latin America
  • Thematic specializations: Identity, Culture and Society; Global Development and Service; Global Security and Foreign Policy; Human Rights; Global Resources and Environment

Experience

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we know experience is valuable and goes beyond the classroom. We strive to help you connect your academics with research, internships, education abroad, service learning and leadership experiences. Take advantage of opportunities in global studies such as:

  • Studying abroad in Belize, Czech Republic or Japan
  • Serving as the Model United Nations Club president
  • Interning with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Doing research on how frozen conflicts affect democratization
  • Volunteering with the Asian Community and Cultural Center

Opportunities

Your global studies major will lay the groundwork for a career in any number of fields. Equipped with valuable skills, you may wish to pursue positions in local, state or national government; diplomacy and international security; education; and non-profit organizations in your hometown or around the world. You might also choose to pursue graduate or professional schools in law, medicine or other health care. Here are examples of recent graduates’ employment:

  • Coach Relations / HUDL
  • Deputy Data Director / DEMOCRAT PARTY OF VIRGINIA
  • Diplomat Assistant / CHINA FOREIGN DIPLOMAT SERVICE
  • English Teacher / FULBRIGHT ETA
  • Guest Communications / DISNEY PARKS RESORTS
  • Intelligence Analyst / BAE SYSTEMS / R2G
  • International Application Coder in Admission / PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Peace Corps Volunteer / PEACE CORPS
  • Project Manager / EPIC SYSTEMS
  • Refugee Resettlement Case Worker / CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES