B.A. On Campus

History and Cultural Anthropology

Northeastern University

48 months
56500 USD/year
56498 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of History and the Sociology and Anthropology program at Northeastern University offer an interdisciplinary combined major in History and Cultural Anthropology.


Students interested in the History and Cultural Anthropology combined major at Northeastern University in history and cultural anthropology integrate the exploration of human history with the rigorous study of human cultures.

What you will learn

History at Northeastern emphasizes the study of local and regional histories as well as of the global exchanges between nations, regions, and cultures.

Knowledge of the past is also about building the future. In a world marked by increasing exchange between peoples, cultures, and societies, history is key to understanding contemporary issues such as the future of democracy, the nature of citizenship and rights, the origins and conduct of war, the foundations of racial and ethnic conflict and tolerance, and poverty and prosperity.

At the same time, history teaches crucial skills in analytical thinking, research processes, writing, oral expression, and multimedia presentation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnography of Southeast Asia
  • Anthropology of Africa
  • History of Capitalism in East Asia
  • Culture and Politics in Modern India
  • Foundations of Anthropological Theory
  • Historical Research and Writing
  • Ethnographic Field Experience
  • Peoples and Cultures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early decision: November 1


128 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Your Common Application or Coalition Application
    • Your application must be submitted by the deadline, along with either the application fee ($75) or a fee waiver request.
    • Your Secondary School Report and Official High School Transcript must be submitted directly from your high school.
    • Optional Standardized Testing.
    • All applicants from US and international high schools will be able to choose to submit standardized testing (SAT or ACT) or not.
    • Non-native English-speaking applicants must continue to submit official results from an approved English Language Test or request a waiver through the Application Status Check. 
    • English Proficiency: All students, regardless of citizenship must demonstrate English language proficiency when applying to Northeastern.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56498 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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