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The Ohio State University Department of Anthropology is among the leading departments in the United States emphasizing scientific approaches to the study of all humans, past and present.
The department is recognized nationally and internationally for its curriculum and research in the specializations of bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, evolutionary anthropology, forensic anthropology, medical anthropology, food production and sustainability, paleoecology, primatology and environmental anthropology.
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Anthropology Professor Jeff Cohen gives us a crash course in all things zombie-related, from cultural origins to modern day depictions.
A significant number of graduates go on to pursue study in graduate programs (anthropology and otherwise) and professional schools (medical, law, business, forensics). Graduates have joined Peace Corp, worked for Teach for America, and other non-profit, service opportunities. Many of the majors join the work force in public (government) and private sector jobs such as social work, sales and marketing and non-profit.
The Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University is a leader in providing high quality programs in its student learning and research experiences. Nationally, the department ranks 4th in its degree programs generally; its Ph.D. program ranks 5th. They offer a wide range of educational and research opportunities through teaching, field work, and other activities in biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology.
A variety of employment opportunities exist for a graduate with an anthropology degree, including contract or government archaeologist; admissions counselor; museum curator; mental health consultant; social service worker; laboratory assistant; foreign service agent; international business associate; or forensic anthropologist.
Students will understand how culture and social organization help us define the living, the dead and the undead in the contemporary and archaeological record, and how we create social categories that organize our world and our place.
Investigates the relationship of anthropology to the art and science of medicine.
Analysis of cultural conflict in developing nations resulting from rapid and extensive technological and social change.
Archaeology of the Levant, Mesopotamia and Egypt from human origins through the age of pyramids and ziggurats.
Study of human skeletal anatomy.