B.A. On Campus


University of California, San Diego

48 months
44487 USD/year
44487 USD/year
14733 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Anthropology at University of California, San Diego offers students a stimulating intellectual environment in which to address complex human issues. Through the four-fold anthropological approach – biological, cultural, linguistic and archaeological – students will study human diversity, past and present.


Anthropology is the study of being human both culturally and biologically — both in the past and present. Anthropology at USD teaches students about complex cultural and biological diversity of humans and their relatives, past and present, with the goal of understanding and solving our world's current challenges. Strong faculty mentorship paired with local and global fieldwork opportunities provides students hands-on, real-world research application experiences.


Courses in Anthropology at University of California, San Diego are particularly suitable for students interested in careers in cultural resource management, education, environmental studies, health, behavioral and biological sciences, international business and relations, and public service.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Human Evolution
  • Monkey Business: Behavior and Ecology of Primates
  • Paleopathology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Bones: Human Osteology
  • Modern Human Variation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Common Application, including USD Member Questions
  • Official high school transcript
  • Essay
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • Application fee of $55

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44487 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    44487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44487 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14733 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14733 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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