Undergraduate study in Anthropological Science

What can you study in Anthropological Science?

You can study Anthropological Science as a major in the Bachelor of Science.

Anthropological Science bridges the natural sciences, human sciences and humanities, allowing you to develop a deep awareness of cultural and biological diversity. This major offers you the chance to hone scientific skills and learn new technologies that will support research in bio-anthropology and archaeology.

Graduates gain an internationally accepted qualification, excellent research skills and the knowledge to work within some of the world’s most rapidly advancing scientific fields.

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Where can undergraduate study in Anthropological Science take you?

This programme will integrate studies in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology with science disciplines to produce graduates who are able to work or undertake graduate study in the fields which require dual understandings.

Jobs related to Anthropological Science

  • Archaeological consultancy for organisations such as Heritage NZ
  • Health and nutrition research
  • Work in museums
  • Environmental consultancy and mining

Further study options

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