The Department of Anthropology at Mount Holyoke invites students to explore cultures and connections. Faculty members are committed to helping students better understand the world even as global processes grow increasingly complicated and new forms of cultural identity evolve. Majors learn how to use theories and methodologies to challenge assumptions and test hypotheses. Along with developing advanced research skills, students have opportunities for fieldwork, internships, and independent studies. Anthropology provides a solid base for a range of careers, including education, international affairs, museum work, law, medicine, public administration, public health, rural and urban planning, and social work.