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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Anthropology (This Major's Salary over time)
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 grad school.

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