Anthropology, B.A. | Purdue University | West Lafayette, United States
48 months
31104 USD/year
28794 USD/year
9992 USD/year
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Purdue University’s Anthropology has a rigorous and well-balanced four-field (biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology) undergraduate program. 


The faculty at the Purdue University cover a range of substantive, methodological, and theoretical areas in courses that provide students with a solid grounding in anthropological perspectives. Students have the opportunity for hands-on experiences within the department with internships and field work experiences. Purdue has an active anthropology student club, P.A.S.T. (Purdue Anthropology Society). 

Anthropology Honors provides a capstone experience for students, if they choose. The year-long program empowers students to focus on a particular empirical issue in an anthropological sub-discipline.  Students write an honors thesis based on their research.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Careers in Anthropology

  • Teacher
  • Museum and Archive Curator
  • Government Researcher
  • Non-Profit Manager
  • Consulting
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Impact Assessment
  • Policy Analysis
  • Journalism
  • Business

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeology And World Prehistory
  • Biological Anthropology And Human Evolution
  • Human Cultural Diversity
  • The Development Of Contemporary Anthropological Theory
  • Senior Capstone In Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • If you're applying to begin in the spring or summer term, submit application as early as possible prior to the start of the term.


120 SCH


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online: $60 Application Fee
  • Secondary School Grades
  • Official SAT or ACT Score: SAT or ACT scores with writing is strongly encouraged for international citizens. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Letter of Recommendation: Though not required, a letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged, especially for students eligible to be considered for scholarships, for the Honors College or for those who are applying to highly competitive programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31104 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28794 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9992 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 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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