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Anthropology, B.A./B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Allendale, MI, United States
The Anthropology program is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from Grand Valley State University. Students may major in anthropology or they may combine the study of anthropology with other majors or minors.
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Why Study Anthropology at Grand Valley State University?

  • The anthropology program regularly sponsors locally based field schools in archaeology and cultural anthropology.
  • Opportunities for fieldwork and abroad are available with faculty.
  • Postfield independent research opportunities are available through the anthropology lab.
  • The Anthropology Club offers a community for students interested in anthropology and for organizing cultural and educational events.
  • The department awards scholarships and offers membership in the national anthropology honor society, Lambda Alpha.

Career Options

Anthropologists enjoy a variety of career options, including working with:

  • Archaeology agencies
  • Consumer groups
  • Developing countries
  • Environmental groups
  • International agencies
  • Law firms
  • Minority and women's groups
  • Museums

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Peoples and Cultures of the World 
  • Human Origins 
  • History of Anthropological Theory
  • Origins of Civilization 
  • Contemporary Anthropological Theory 
  • Practicing Anthropology 
  • Methods in Biological Anthropology 
  • Advanced Crosscultural Linguistics 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The nonrefundable application fee ($30 in U.S. funds) is payable by credit card or money order.
  • Students must write a 1-2 page essay which is included in the international student application. 
  • Original, attested, or certified copy of all academic records from all secondary schools and/or universities you have attended
  • Diplomas or graduate certificates from all high schools or universities where you have earned a degree
  • National exit test results (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18296 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12860 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Upper Division (55+ credits earned):
  • Michigan Resident: $13,500 (per year)
  • Non-Michigan Resident: $18,924 (per year)

Living costs for Allendale

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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