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Medical Anthropology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Omaha, NE, United States
If you’re interested in the cultural aspects of medicine, then Creighton’s medical anthropology program might be the perfect option for you. When you pursue a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Medical Anthropology at Creighton University, you’ll develop the skills necessary to implement healthcare in an increasingly complex world while considering the importance of culture. 
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As a Medical Anthropology student, you’ll learn about the factors that influence health and well-being, the experience and distribution of illness, the prevention and treatment of sickness, healing processes, therapy management and the cultural importance of having multiple medical systems. This knowledge is vital to developing, assessing and improving healthcare programs and services.

If you’ve always been curious about the cultural aspects of medicine and want to learn the skills it takes to analyze healthcare locally, nationally and internationally, then consider getting your B.A. in medical anthropology from Creighton.

Medical Anthropology Minor

The medical anthropology minor introduces students to the traditional approach to the study of culture with a focus on medical anthropology.


Creighton University students with a degree in medical anthropology often pursue an M.A. or a Ph.D. in medical anthropology or seek admission to various schools training students in health professions.

Students have strong employment prospects for academic and nonacademic positions. Within academia, there has been steady growth in the number of faculty positions for medical anthropologists over the last decade. Medical anthropologists are also well qualified for faculty positions in medicine, public health, nursing and allied disciplines.

Medical anthropologists also have strong prospects for nonacademic positions in government and the nonprofit or private sectors. Employment opportunities come from organizations such as the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, international development agencies and domestic nonprofit organizations. Medical anthropologists work in a variety of fields, including healthcare, education, epidemiology, archaeology and criminology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Native American Studies: Anthropological Approaches
  • Introduction to Anthropology: Human and Cultural Diversity
  • Introduction to Anthropology: Culture, Energy and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Anthropology: Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
  • Social and Cultural Theory
  • Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Healthcare, Society and Culture
  • Qualitative Methods In The Social Sciences
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Senior Capstone: Applying the Social Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Your official high school transcript, including the scale on which you were graded, sent directly from your high school.
  • Your ACT exam scores 
  • A high school guidance counselor evaluation.
  • Essay or Personal Statement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41176 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    41176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41176 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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