Select a specialized competency toward a major or a minor in one of the following areas: Archaeology, Applied Anthropology, or Cultural Anthropology. Attend the annual Archaeological Institute of America fairs in Chicago and Boston, and the Northeast Anthropology Association Meetings. Join the Anthropology Club to compete with one of the few atlatl teams in the country who has earned recognition regionally in the atlatl, an ancient spear-tossing tool.
Through numerous opportunities to explore and gain hands-on field experience on campus as well as off campus, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to continue into graduate school, or contribute to new career clusters in the industry, including health services, working abroad, archaeology and cultural heritage, and applied anthropology.
You have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Anthropology Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.
Alumni Success Stories
"In times of adversity, we tend to look beyond ourselves for strength and for the courage to endure hardship. If any one lesson from my time at Franklin Pierce has influenced my career, it has been the greatest source of power to overcome adversity lies within ourselves, and we are always capable of accomplishing more than we believed possible."Saige Kelmelis '11
PhD Candidate, Pennslyvania State University
"I know Professors Goodby and Welsch very well at this point. Through them, I have a professional network that goes back generations and spreads across the country. That's a nice advantage that a school like Franklin Pierce can give you. It opens doors for students. I can't imagine going to a school where you don't know your professors on a first-name basis. It's what makes Franklin Pierce special."Brian Kirn '16
Graduate of Franklin Pierce University