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Anthropology - Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

California State University East Bay

48 months
16499 USD/year
16499 USD/year
6995 USD/year
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Students in the Anthropology - Archaeology and Biological Anthropology program at California State University East Bay learn about their own culture as well as those of other peoples as they are shaped by biological evolution, ecological constraints, political history, and sociological conditioning. 


The Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies offers ethnographic, theoretical and methodological courses in five sub-disciplines: biological anthropology, prehistory and archaeology, linguistic anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and applied anthropology.

The Anthropology - Archaeology and Biological Anthropology degree program at California State University East Bay bridges the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, preparing students for multidimensional careers. Fundamentally, the study of anthropology cultivates an appreciation of what all humans share, as well as how humans differ across time and space.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.A. in Anthropology from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  • identify, summarize and sequence the basic schools of anthropological thought in all four academic sub-fields of the discipline;
  • apply basic qualitative and quantitative sociocultural (ethnographic), archaeological, or osteological research methods and skills;
  • describe, compare and relate human cultures across different regions of the globe;
  • examine human diversity holistically and scientifically, discriminating among and analyzing conceptions and misconceptions of ethnicity, “race,” and human biological variation;
  • identify pragmatic uses of anthropological methods and perspectives in approaching real-world solutions, and identify instances of and opportunities for applications of anthropological tools and ideas in employment and community development, both locally and globally; and
  • communicate information clearly in written and oral forms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolutionary Biology of Humans 
  • Archaeological Science
  • Political Ecology
  • Language and Culture
  • Anthropology in Action
  • Museum Studies Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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International Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early in the application period as possible.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • All applicants that have academic records from outside of the U.S. will be required to submit an unofficial English language translation, if the original language transcript is not in English.
  • Academic records (transcripts and degree certificates, if applicable) must be prepared in the native language and accompanied by complete, literal English translations prepared by the university’s authorized official, such as the Registrar, Rector, or Recorder.
  • If your studies were in the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum program, please submit your school transcripts for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16499 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16499 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    16499 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16499 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6995 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6995 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 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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