Davis is your typical college town, and
very laid back. There is a sort of hippy/yuppie
atmosphere to the town - not a bad thing, but
Davis definitely exists in its own little bubble. There
is an extensive party and social scene, but you have
to actively seek it out. Local music scene has
been improving, and it’s at its best at the house
party circuit, and Delta of Venus cafe.
Do not expect advisors to be
helpful all the time, this is a large school with
a huge beauracracy; it’s easier to look up things yourself
in the catalogue.
In anthro, a good basic foundation is provided, and the
major is highly flexible. Undergrad research opportunities are plentiful,
highly relevant and useful. I trained in archaeology, and
received excellent teaching in method and theory. The department
is best in Northwestern, Pacific, and Great Basin archeology.
New faculty and courses have been added.
Art history is very general; it needs to
be paired with another major to really be useful.
Department is small and very nice, but classes are HUGE.
Beyond applying for grad school, the advisors don’t really
give you many options on what to do with this
major. Research career options obsessively.
I’m really happy with my education at Davis, but I
specialized too early. I’m taking JC courses to broaden my
skills. Take some basic business courses at a local
JC, to relate your academics to real life. Take
any technical courses at a JC that you can to
up your chances of getting a job, and getting into