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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.


Social and cultural anthropology is the comparative study of human society and culture.  Primatology is a -comparative study of human and non-human primate evolution, ecology, and behaviour.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Critical thinking - Analyze the root causes of social problems and work towards solutions with people from a wide variety of backgrounds; Interpret/evaluate events, information and ideas representing the past

Research methods - Social research, behavioral and biological research; Qualitative interviewing and fieldwork, as well as quantitative methods; Ethnographic study; Behavioral observation and analysis; Data and artifact analysis

Interdisciplinary scientific perspective - Aptitude for scientific problem solving; Using statistics and computer science to analyze data; Basic understanding of human evolution & genetics

Intercultural - Multicultural awareness and sensitivity; Theoretical approaches and practical methods for enhancing cross-cultural understanding; Knowledge of a variety of ethnic groups, as well as many cultures in other countries

Oral and written communication - Gather & disseminate information; Compiling observations and data into comprehensive reports

Analytical skills - Environmental and social impact assessing; Knowledge about biological, ecological, and cultural factors that influence human behaviour

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Anthropologist (social, urban,
    economic, psychological,
    educational, bio-anthropology,
    public, medical, environmental,
    industrial, corporate
  • Archivist/Archivist Assistant
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Program Specialist
  • Collections Manager
  • Community Officer
  • Cultural Artifact Specialist
  • Cultural Resource Management Specialist
  • Curator
  • Ethnologist
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Excavator Consultant
  • Exhibit Assistant
  • Health Science Administrator
  • Heritage Assistant
  • Impact Assessment Officer
  • Indigenous Liasion
  • Librarian
  • Museum Technician/Educator
  • Park Service Supervisor/Director
  • Peace Corps Area Director
  • Policy Consultant
  • Preservation/Restoration Assistant
  • Primatologist
  • Probation Officer
  • Public Health Educator
  • Research Analyst

Potential Industries

  • Animal care and welfare
  • Archeological Consulting Companies
  • Archives
  • Business/Market Research Firms
  • Communications
  • Community Development
  • Consulting
  • Conservation
  • Cultural Resource Organizations
  • Environmental Management
  • Ethnic and Cultural Organizations
  • Foreign Service Organizations
  • Government
  • Health and Public Health
  • Historical and cultural consultation
  • Human Resources
  • International Relations
  • Investigative Agencies
  • Libraries
  • Media Organizations
  • Multicultural education
  • Museums and Art Galleries
  • Non-profit & Non-Governmental Agencies
  • Parks and Historic Sites
  • Post-Secondary Institutions
  • Preservation
  • Publishing
  • Refugee/Immigrant Organizations
  • Research and Analysis
  • Urban and rural development

Additional Resources

Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.


Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Arts Students' Centre
Social Sciences Building, SS102
T: 403.220-6318

Student Club: 

The Kula Ring-Anthropology Undergraduate Club

Centre for Career and Personal Development
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020