What will I learn?

The anthropology curriculum will deepen your understanding of a wide range of subjects, including the cross-cultural analysis of politics, religion, the family, the body, and medicine; human evolution and adaptation; social and cultural change over the millennia; and the application of anthropological knowledge to contemporary human problems.

The anthropology major brings a global perspective to the study of humanity, explores the human experience across space and time, and prepares students to pursue a broad spectrum of rewarding careers.

Hands-On Student Learning Opportunities

Go on a summer archaeological dig in Wisconsin to learn about 19th century multi-ethnic communities

Work in state-of-the-art archaeology labs

Engage on hands-on learning with skeletal remains

Design cultural anthropological field projects that explore everything from women’s health in refugee communities, to alternative high school classrooms, to clinics for the uninsured

Prepare foods from bygone ages

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$52,210.00 per year

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

Start date

31 August 2020


College of Arts and Sciences

Syracuse University,

301 Hall of Languages,


New York,

13244-4407, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

If you are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited secondary school, please apply as a first-year student.

English Proficiency: Preferred TOEFL – 85; Preferred IELTS – 6.5; Preferred Cambridge – 176.

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About this uni

Syracuse University is a world-renowned institution with a reputation for excellence based in New York State.

  • Beautiful campus with on-site housing
  • One of the world’s top 300 universities
  • Strong reputation for research and innovation
  • Close-knit student body