Bachelor On Campus


Columbia University

48 months
60098 USD/year
60098 USD/year
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Anthropology at Columbia University is the oldest department of anthropology in the United States. Founded by Franz Boas in 1896 as a site of academic inquiry inspired by the uniqueness of cultures and their histories, the department fosters an expansiveness of thought and independence of intellectual pursuit.


The Department of Anthropology at Columbia University traditionally offered courses and majors in three main areas: sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological/physical anthropology. 

Key Features 

  • While the sociocultural anthropology program now comprises the largest part of the department and accounts for the majority of faculty and course offerings, archaeology is also a vibrant program within anthropology whose interests overlap significantly with those of sociocultural anthropology. 
  • Biological/physical anthropology has shifted its program to the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology. The Anthropology Department enthusiastically encourages cross-disciplinary dialogue across disciplines as well as participation in study abroad programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mafias and Other Dangerous Affiliations
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Living with Animals: Anthropological Perspective
  • Body and Society
  • Indigenous Place-Thought
  • The Ancient Table: Archaeology of Cooking and Cuisine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Autobiographical information
  • Lists and descriptions of a student’s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities
  • Personal essay
  • An official high school transcript from all high schools attended
  • One high school counselor’s recommendation and school profile
  • The completed Mid-Year Report
  • SAT or ACT
  • Applicants may self-report their scores
  • English proficiency examination score (if necessary)
  • These recommendations must come from teachers who taught you in academic disciplines
  • For engineering applicants, one must come from a math or science teacher

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30049 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    60098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30049 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
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