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B.A. in Anthropology

B.A. in Anthropology

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =112
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Anthropology is the study of all aspects of human life—from our biological evolution to our modern societies, religions, and economies. Biological anthropology is the study of humans in an evolutionary perspective, covering areas such as primatology, paleontology, and human biology, ecology, and behavior. Together with sociocultural anthropology, it attempts to capture the complex interplay of the human condition in a way that encompasses all humans, living or dead. Our courses offer a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspective that many students find both eye-opening and inspiring. Social anthropology coursework prepares students for careers in law, business, international relations, development, and related fields. Biological anthropology prepares students for careers in medicine and health sciences. Both, of course, also prepare students well for the strongest graduate programs in the field. All majors (including double majors) have an advisor in the Department of Anthropology with whom they must consult regularly in planning their programs of study. The total number of courses required is 12 in the Social Anthropology Track and 13 in the Biological Anthropology Track. Both tracks require a grade of C or higher in all courses for the major. Students take two prerequisite courses, four principal courses, and either six (sociocultural track) or seven (biological track) additional courses.