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The Anthropology major offers basic preparation for careers requiring contemporary cross-cultural understanding and awareness of cultural heritages. Due to the growing global nature of today’s job market, cross-cultural training is often an employment prerequisite. The major emphasizes archaeology, cultural, biological, medical, visual, and applied aspects of anthropology. It is also designed for students planning to teach social and biological sciences, and for students preparing for graduate work in anthropology and its various geographical areas/interdisciplinary specializations such as African Studies, Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies. Training in Anthropology is ideal for pursuing a career in many related fields such as forensic science, biology, medicine, public health, law, public administration, and urban planning.