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Anthropology, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Anthropology is the study of culture and human biology. Anthropologists must specialize to cover such a broad field. For example, archaeology is the study of the cultural past through examination of material remains.


Cultural anthropologists study the patterns of socially transmitted cultural beliefs and practices in contemporary human societies. Linguistic anthropologists study the languages and communication patterns of societies around the world. Archaeologists study material culture to assist them in their reconstruction of past cultural systems. Physical anthropologists study the biological variation of past and present human populations within an evolutionary framework.

The UNI anthropology program provides students with a solid grounding in these four fields of anthropology. Our courses offer hands-on experience with the techniques of linguistic anthropology, forensic anthropology, archaeology, qualitative research, and museum studies.

Students have the opportunity to study with professors with expertise in medical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, forensic anthropology, archaeology of North America, and the study of religion, in addition to areal expertise in China, Japan, Africa, Mesoamerica, and Native North America. We encourage internships, student research, and study abroad. If you're fascinated by human differences and why humans behave the way we do, then anthropology is the major for you!

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Origins
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Food and Culture
  • Tribal Religions
  • Primate Behavior
  •  Language and Culture 
  • Immigration and Transnationalism

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete all the information requested on the application so there will be no misunderstanding. See that all questions are answered to avoid unnecessary correspondence and delay in considering your request for admission.
  • Your legal name should always be used. If your high school or college records may appear under another name, give this name also.
  • Submit the required application for admission and supporting documents at least ten days prior to the beginning of orientation for the session for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to arrange to have the necessary credentials submitted.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      4548 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18207 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      1920 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7665 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Cedar Falls

    • 1119 - 1740 USD/month
      Living Costs

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