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Anthropology is the systematic, cross-cultural study of human beings in both their cultural and biological aspects. The goal of anthropology is to understand people by studying human behavior and beliefs from all times and places. Because of its broad comparative perspective, anthropology has been called the most liberating of the sciences; it has helped destroy myths of racial or cultural superiority and has expanded our knowledge of the human experience.
There are four major subfields of anthropology. Physical anthropology explores the origins of human life and the biological bases of culture. Archaeology examines the development of human cultures from prehistory and ancient civilizations to historic and modern times. Linguistic anthropology focuses on the languages and dialects of the world and the relationships of language to thought and culture. Cultural anthropology studies human behavior by surveying the range and variety of cultural traditions throughout the world. Some anthropology majors generalize, while others specialize in one or more of the subfields.


A bachelor’s degree in anthropology provides a broad general background for more specialized postbaccalaureate study or general career options. Students often combine anthropology with other interests, including double majors in anthropology and another field.

Federal, state and municipal governments are important employers in areas like cultural resource management, museums and parks, public health, medical examiner offices, the U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Education and Social and Rehabilitation Services, Department of Defense and others. Positions are also available in private firms conducting contract archaeology. Students interested in applying
anthropological knowledge find jobs in areas such as advocacy for minority groups, culturally appropriate health care delivery, community development administration, international agriculture, refugee services or bilingual education.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February (for scholarships), May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
  • USD 275 Module (National)
  • USD 728 Module (International)

*Tuition fee per credit hour

Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120 credit hours
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  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts (with a foreign language requirement) or a Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology. In addition to general requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences, anthropology majors takea minimum of 30 hours in anthropology.

Introductory classes:
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or
  • Anthropology
  • Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology

English Language Requirements

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To be admitted as an anthropology major, a student must present evidence of having earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 based on a minimum of 12 credit hours earned at K-State. Pre-anthropology majors will be advised in the program. Students transferring from other institutions with a GPA of 2.5 or higher will be accepted as majors when they have fulfilled the above requirements.

International admission:

  • Online international student undergraduate application
  • $80 USD application fee
  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
  • High school and university transcrip

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


Awards for upperclassmen include
  • the P.J. O’Brien Scholarship Award in Archaeology,
  • Ibn Battuta Award for the best anthropology paper,
  • Harriet and Martin Ottenheimer Award to present research at the Central States Anthropological Society Conference,
  • Harriet J. Ottenheimer Linguistic Anthropology Scholarship,
  • and Martin Ottenheimer Adventurous Anthropology Award for Student Research.


K-State’s theatre program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and it is the only accredited program in Kansas.
Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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