What will I learn?

The Department of Anthropology offers undergraduate major programs in Anthropology and Anthropology Education, including Honors Degree options in both. In addition, an Anthropology minor is available, and interdepartmental majors with other departments are possible.

Anthropology is the study of humans and their cultures. The field includes both the comparative study of worldwide variations in beliefs and behaviors and the evolution of humankind from prehistoric to contemporary times. Anthropology at the University of Delaware encompasses three distinct but interconnected fields of study: social and cultural anthropology, biological or physical anthropology, and archaeology. Social and cultural anthropologists undertake holistic and comparative research on communities throughout the world, investigating their economic and political institutions, social organizations, religions, and art forms. “Biological anthropology addresses the evolutionary differentiation of primates; the emergence of hominid populations; primate behavior; human biology; processes of adaptation in modern populations; and the intersection of biology, culture, and health, as studied by medical anthropologists.”. Archaeologists recover the physical remains of prehistoric and historic communities and reconstruct their associated cultures through time.

The undergraduate program at the University provides a broad perspective on the fields of social and cultural anthropology, archaeology and biological anthropology. Because the department is devoted primarily to undergraduate instruction, students can take advantage of many opportunities to work closely with faculty and to participate in small seminar classes. Courses are enriched by work with departmental collections, visits to museums and special exhibits in neighboring cultural centers, films, and local fieldwork opportunities.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 124 credits)

Tuition fees
US$34,160.00 per year

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Start date

10 February 2020


College of Arts and Sciences

University of Delaware,

4 Kent Way,



19716, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials.

For international students

Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials. The University of Delaware requires an overall band score of a 6.5 or higher on the IELTS and a 90 on the TOEFL iBT.

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About this uni

The University of Delaware seeks to recruit the next wave of student pioneers who are eager to make a positive impact on the world.

  • Main campus is located in Newark, Delaware
  • Seven academic colleges with many diverse programs
  • Nationally recognized for its high graduation rate
  • One of the most respected ESL programs in the U.S.