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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Gary, IN, United States
Indiana University Northwest offers a joint B.A. Major in Anthropology in conjunction with Indiana University South Bend. The required classes are taught at both schools, so students can complete entirely at either campus.
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Anthropology is the study of humans both past and present, including the study of human cultural behavior, biology, and languages. The program delves into a variety of subject areas, including Native Americans (historic and prehistoric), medical anthropology, primatology, ethnography, world cultures, linguistics, bio anthropology (including an introduction to forensics), prehistoric archaeology, human paleontology, and food and culture.There is no requirement that students must take classes at both schools. At the same time, the faculty of each campus do have different specializations and offer different elective courses. Additionally the required classes may be offered in different semesters at the campuses. Students are free to take classes at both schools and apply them to the major.

Students in the Anthropology program can focus on one of the four main areas of discipline:

  • Physical Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Linguistic Anthropology

The IU Northwest Anthropology Lab and Resource Center serves as a research and teaching room that contains dozens of real and replica modern skeletal remains, fossils, and other anatomical specimens used in various courses. A major use of the room is in training students in Forensic Anthropology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Select 1 of the following introductory anthropology courses
    • ANTH A104 (3 cr.)
  • Select 1 of the following
    • ANTH A105 (3 cr.)
  • E200 Cultural Anthro II (3 cr.)
  • Select 1 each from at least two of these pairs
    • ANTH B200 / ANTH B400 Bioanthropology (3 cr.)
    • ANTH L200 / ANTH L300 Language and Culture (3 cr.)
    • ANTH P200 / ANTH E400 Archaeology (3 cr.)
  • Select 1 of the following Quantitative Methods
    • SOC S262 (3 cr.)
  • ANTH A360 capstone requirement (3 cr.)
  • Select 1 400-level Seminar Experience course such as
    • ANTH E400 (3 cr.)
    • ANTH E445 (3 cr.)
    • ANTH B400 (3 cr.)
    • ANTH B466 (3 cr.)
    • Or others to be offered
  • Select any 3 elective courses in Anthropology (9 cr.)
  • Any course can fulfill only one of the requirements listed above
  • 15 credit hours of the courses taken in the major must be at the 300 level

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

• Application for Admission

• Nonrefundable $60 application fee

• Official transcripts

 • English Proficiency

• Financial Documentation

We recommend that applicants graduate or be on track to graduate with the following college prep curriculum:

 • Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction

 • Six to eight semesters of mathematics

• Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)

 • Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology)

 • Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    220 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 220 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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