What will I learn?


The anthropology program at SIUE is offered through the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences. At SIUE, the anthropology program emphasizes real-world applications of anthropology, with expertise in cultural resources and heritage, community engagement, sustainability, and globalization issues. Anthropology develops knowledge of and respect for the biological and cultural diversity of humankind through the combined fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology. At SIUE, many of our students conduct independent research, travel internationally, and are involved in anthropology-related student organizations and honor societies.

Fields of Anthropology

Archaeology: The study of past human cultures through artifacts and physical remains
Biological: The study of human biological adaptations and evolution
Cultural: The study of present human cultures and societies
Linguistic: The study of human languages
Applied: Application of anthropological knowledge, theories, and methods to solving real world needs and problems

Degrees Available at SIUE

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
Bachelor of Science, Anthropology

Career Opportunities

Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology find employment in secondary education, private business and industry, cultural resources management, contract archaeology, environmental studies, museums, health and human services, nongovernmental organizations, and legal and government agencies. Many students will go on to pursue graduate- and doctoral-level degrees, leading to careers in university-level teaching, basic and applied research, or museum-affiliated work. Due to the diversity of subjects and methods in anthropology, students frequently combine anthropology with other disciplines such as history, sociology, geography, earth science, biology, psychology, medicine, law, and the arts. These interdisciplinary approaches enable students to better understand issues in local and international communities to expand their opportunities for rewarding careers.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$18,246.00 (13,69,820) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

Peck Hall, Room 3409,



62026, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a diploma/degree from a high school or university/college in the U.S or equivalent.

For international students

Records showing grades for all years of secondary/high school AND official exam results or certificate/diploma


IELTS: 6.0 (no component score under 5.5)

PTE: 50

International Deadlines Fall: July 1; Spring: November 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a nationally recognized, public institution offering high-quality, affordable education programs.

  • Affordable tuition with excellent scholarships available
  • Stunning campus setting overlooking Mississippi River
  • One of America’s safest campuses
  • Diverse and welcoming student body