Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of people of the past and present in their cultural, biological and material contexts. From human evolution to endangered languages, cultural diversity to health disparities, Anthropology seeks answers to some of today’s most complex questions. How are we alike?  What makes us different? Where are we headed? Our students and faculty are engaged in cutting-edge education and research to further our understanding of the world around us.

Undergraduate program options include a Bachelor's degree, a minor, and multiple certificates.

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Something we all can use: free basic Excel Skills training for business (compliments of Goldman Sachs & Forage)

No matter what your preferred industry is, this basic Excel training will be useful to you in your work, in your classes, and will be valued by future employers.

Gain the basic Excel skills professionals in business & finance use …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Fake job offers are on the rise – Spotting Fraudulent Employers

Protect Yourself from Scams

Every year, job scam emails make the rounds, with fake employers attempting to pray on students who just want to earn some money.  We heard this morning from several students who have received emails from fraudulent …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Aspiring Creatives: Show Your Stuff at Portfolio Night, hosted by Arnold Worldwide in Boston on June 2

After a two-year hiatus, The One Club’s Portfolio Night is back, and Arnold is hosting in-person on Thursday June 2nd from 5 – 9 p.m. at our Boston office @ 10 Summer Street.

Portfolio Night is an opportunity for aspiring Copywriters and …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Skill-Building With Linkedin Learning Classes

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Digital Marketing Trends

Taught by Martin Waxman
Stay up to date on the latest trends in digital marketing. In this biweekly series, marketing and social media expert…

Photoshop 2022 Essential Training

Taught by Julieanne Kost
Whether you’re an experienced creative professional or just looking to make the most out of your new camera, learning how…

Marketing Tools: Digital Marketing Tools and Services (Hootsuite, Agorapulse, Buffer, Sprout Social)

Taught by Anson Alexander
As a modern marketer, you have a wealth of digital marketing solutions at your disposal. How do you determine which…

User Experience (UX) for Non-Designers

Taught by Tom Green
User experience (UX) design is more than just pushing pixels and adding interactivity. It’s a people-centric practice that involves many…

Photoshop 2020 Essential Training: The Basics

Taught by Julieanne Kost
Photoshop is the industry standard for creative visual expression. Whether you’re an experienced creative pro or just starting on your…

Learning Canva

Taught by Marley Jaxx
Canva is an easy way—without any graphic design experience—to create professional graphics for social media, presentations, newsletters, business cards, brochures,…

Learning Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization

Taught by Turi McKinley
Design thinking is a user-centered way of solving problems. It involves extensive collaboration, using strategies such as mapping customer journeys,…

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The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2022 was 70%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2023 was 80%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

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First Destination

SBS graduates pursue a range of plans after graduation, including employment, continuing education, and volunteering/service, among others.  This graph depicts what recent SBS graduates tell us they are doing within six months after graduation.