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Anthropology, B.A.

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Idaho Falls, ID, United States
The Anthropology program at Idaho State University aims to research and teach about global human diversity from the distant past to the present. Anthropology applies theoretical and practical tools to understanding the human past, human biology and evolution, language, contemporary society, and culture, and provides cross-cultural, environmental, and global perspectives on human behavior.
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The Anthropology program at Idaho State University aims to apply anthropological concepts to the resolution of important social, cultural, health, and environmental problems of our times. The Department of Anthropology offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Master of Arts or Master of Science degrees. For a full description of the M.A. and M.S. degrees, refer to the Graduate Catalog. 

The Anthropology major provides training in the four sub-disciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics, and sociocultural anthropology. The department also offers an Associate of Arts degree in Shoshoni; minors in Anthropology, American Indian Studies, Latino Studies, and Linguistics; and specialization in archaeological science, ecological anthropology, medical anthropology, applied anthropology, forensics, and language preservation.

Program Objectives

  • Understand basic methods, concepts, theories and approaches, and modes of explanation appropriate to each of the sub-fields of the discipline.
  • Read and understand anthropological theory at the level of Bachelor of Arts.
  • Understand the use of quantitative and qualitative analyses in anthropological research.
  • Understand a comparative approach to the human condition, both cross-culturally and chronologically.
  • Demonstrate technical writing skills at the level of Bachelor of Arts.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discover Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Nature of Language
  • Intermediate Shoshoni
  • Indigenous Traditional Parenting
  • Introduction to Folklore and Oral Tradition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

You may need the following:
  • Transcript(s)
  • English proficiency score
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Application fee is $50

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11470 USD/semester
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  • National

    11470 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    3710 USD/semester
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 USD/month
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