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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Diverse backgrounds come with differing ideas, products, foods, technology and people. Through your experiences in the Anthropology program of University of Michigan-Dearborn, you will gain critical thought to appreciate, understand, and interact successfully with others. You will have the opportunity to take part in fieldwork courses, which include excavation work and interpreting the findings; internship opportunities, and students organizations like the Anthropology Club. 

Anthropology majors work in people-focused careers, which include government policy, human resources, public relations, environmental justice, healthcare fields and more.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify and apply anthropological methods and theories to solving complex social and biological problems at local, regional, and global levels
  • Explain the holistic nature of anthropology and demonstrate its power as an analytical and conceptual tool to understand the human condition
  • Communicate anthropological ideas effectively and concisely, verbally and in writing, for multiple audiences
  • Explain anthropological research methods and theories, and apply these to the analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Employ cross-cultural comparisons over space and time to explain how social constructs such as race, gender, and status are created and challenged
  • Gain hands-on experience in designing, conducting, and writing about applied research, community outreach, and service projects

Plan for Life After Graduation

Anthropology prepares students with the skills necessary in the modern workplace.  Career Services offers assistance with job searching, resumes, interviews or graduate school applications.

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:

  • World Cultures    
  • Human Biocultural Evolution
  • Ancient Greek
  • Beginning Latin
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Official high school academic documents
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5928 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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