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Anthropology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
Students in this Anthropology program from University of Idaho have opportunities for hands-on learning at the university’s Laboratory of Anthropology, where you could participate in artifact analysis and conservation, archival research, and other anthropology research.
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Anthropologists study cultures around the world. Their work uncovers the mysteries of how people lived long before us, and it provides important knowledge about the societies of today.

As an anthropology major, you will examine the globe’s cultural diversity. You will explore human evolution, learn about societies of the past and present, and study the differences in languages, lifestyles and physical attributes.

This Anthropology program from University of Idaho could be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in different cultures
  • Are curious and like to investigate
  • Have an eye for detail
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Enjoy museums, travel and art galleries

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you may become a/an:

  • Applied anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Art director
  • Conservator
  • Cultural anthropologist
  • Curator
  • Ecologist
  • Educator/Teacher/Professor
  • Forensic scientist
  • Health services provider
  • Lawyer (with additional education)
  • Market researcher
  • Museum exhibit designer
  • Park guide/ranger
  • Physical anthropologist
  • Project evaluator
  • Researcher
  • Social worker
  • Tour guide

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:

  • Foreign language
  • Additional natural science class 
  • Anthropology elective
  • Anthropology upper division elective 
  • American Diversity 
  • Math

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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8304 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $815,000. 

Some specific scholarships in this department:

  • Jeff Markos Memorial Scholarship
  • Roderick Sprague Endowment in Anthropology
  • John Calhoun Smith Memorial Fund
  • Anthropology outstanding student award

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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