Undergraduate Major Details


What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Anthropology major is in the College of Letters and Science.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Asociacion Karibu
CA Center for Cooperative Development
Davis Dollars
Davis InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
Laguna Star Family Dental
North Davis Elementary School
Private Dentist Office
Rite Aid Pharmacy
The Word
UC Davis Campus Veterinary Services
UC Davis Cross Cultural Center
UC Davis Department of Anthropology
UC Davis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology
UC Davis Picnic Day
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UCDHS Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
UCDMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UCDMC Emergency Room
UCDMC Orthopaedic Clinic
UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room
UCDMC Physical Therapy Outpatient
UCDMC Radiology Emergency Room and Davis Tower X-Ray
UCDMC Same Day Surgery Center
Woodland Chiropractic Clinic

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 93 29 31.2%
2013-14 104 21 20.2%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-13 33.3% 25.9% 22.2% 18.5%
2013-14 63.2% 10.5% 10.5% 15.8%
2014-15 42.3% 30.8% 19.2% 7.7%
2015-17 29.8% 17.0% 48.9% 4.3%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Air France Customer Service And Sales
Atria Covell Gardens & Private Employers Driver
Cache Creek Casino Resort Cage Cashier
California Association of Rural Health Clinics Independent Contractor
California Department of Education Office Technician
Columbia University Field Manager
Copperfield's Books Events and Marketing Assistant
Emergency Medicine Scribe Systems Emergency Department Scribe
Massage Envy Spa Manager
MGE Underground Traffic Safety Coordinator
Progressive Employment Concepts Support Facilitator
Roll Global LLC Writer
Stallion Springs Community Services District Parks and Recreation Director
Therapeutic Pathways Behavioral Therapist
Trader Joe's Sales Associate
University of California, Davis Education Program Assistant
University of California, Davis Junior Specialist
University of California, Davis Research Assistant

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-15 $31,266 $28,000
2015-17 $38,000 $35,500