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University of Alaska Anchorage

48 months
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
234 USD/credit 7020 USD/year
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The Anthropology program at University of Alaska Anchorage provide students with a solid general foundation in the discipline by emphasizing these four subfields in developing understanding of different cultures and peoples, especially those within Alaska and the Circumpolar North, as well as different anthropological methods and theories.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Anthropology is the study of human diversity on a cross-cultural basis, aimed at achieving both scientific and humanistic understandings of the human condition. Anthropology is comprised of four subfields: sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological linguistics. 

Students graduating with a Anthropology program at University of Alaska Anchorage will be able to:
  • Describe current understandings about human behavior and language, cultural processes, the evolution of humans, biocultural diversity, and trajectories of cultural change.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical approaches in anthropology, their foundations, and the issues they are designed to address.
  • Explain ethical practice in anthropological research and issues encountered in the discipline.
  • Exhibit proficiency in documenting, evaluating, and communicating anthropological information, including perspectives relevant to Alaska and the Circumpolar North.
  • Apply anthropological methods and techniques to research questions and practical problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Applied Ethics in Anthropology 
  • Ethnographic Courses
  • Arctic and Subarctic Cultures
  • World Cultures
  • Comparative Culture Studies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school graduation or GED
  • Minimum High School GPA of 2.5
  • Students with a 2.0-2.5 GPA may be admitted to certain baccalaureate programs with academic advising as a requirement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 234 USD per credit during 48 months.

Preparatory and Lower-division

  • Resident: $234 per credit 
  • Nonresident: $800 per credit


  • Resident: $282 per credit 
  • Nonresident: $848 per credit

Living costs for Anchorage

1320 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

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


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