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Overview for Anthropology

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

Careers for Anthropology Majors

A major in Anthropology is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Anthropology

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Anthropology among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
 27
(8.7%)
Highly Selective$38,034 
Reed College
Portland, OR
 23
(7.7%)
Highly Selective$37,960 
Beloit College
Beloit, WI
 23
(7.4%)
Less Selective$33,418 
Online Degree Programs
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Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
 37
(6.3%)
Highly Selective$35,844 
Duke University
Durham, NC
 78
(5.2%)
Most Selective$38,741 
Haverford College
Haverford, PA
 15
(5.0%)
Most Selective$39,085 
Wells College
Aurora, NY
 4
(4.9%)
Moderately Selective$29,680 
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Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
 20
(4.7%)
Highly Selective$40,980 
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA
 13
(4.5%)
Moderately Selective$39,912 
Willamette University
Salem, OR
 20
(4.4%)
Moderately Selective$35,610 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.