What will I learn?

Anthropology majors study people around the world — people from different times and places. They learn how our thoughts and beliefs are shaped by the cultural communities in which we are raised.

What makes UToledo’s anthropology program unique? Undergraduates learn by doing. They work in the field, in the lab and in the community. Anthropology bachelor’s degree students are trained to collect, analyze and interpret data.

Anthropology graduates leave The University of Toledo with well-developed communication and critical thinking skills that allow them to solve real-life problems. These skills are valuable in many fields, including education, health care, public policy, social work, ecology and more.

Anthropology Bachelor's Degree Highlights

Hands-on learning. UToledo’s Department of Anthropology likes students to get their hands dirty. Many classes require service learning in the community. Our archaeology field school takes students to an active dig where they learn techniques to investigate and preserve our archaeological history.
Study abroad. UToledo’s international field school will launch in summer 2017 in the Dominican Republic. Anthropology bachelor’s degree students will evaluate the health and education consequences of urban poverty while working in a children’s summer camp. Students have also traveled to South Africa, Mozambique, Ghana and Ireland.
Internships. UToledo’s Anthropology Department works with undergraduates to identify and complete internships with community partners and organizations around the world.
High-tech labs. Anthropology majors have access to an osteology lab, archaeology lab, 3D imaging lab and a statistics and methods lab. Students are trained to analyze and preserve physical data as well as interpret behavioral and cultural data.
Research. Students are encouraged to work with faculty and other students on local and remote research projects. UT supports students who want to present their research at regional and national conferences.

Career Opportunities

UToledo graduates with anthropology degrees have skills that can be used in many fields, including:

  • Cultural resource management
  • Marketing
  • Ecology
  • Museums
  • Education
  • Public policy
  • Forensics
  • Social justice
  • Health care
  • Social work
  • Historic preservation

Anthropologists are hired by:

  • Community organizations and non-profits
  • Law enforcement
  • Government
  • Census Bureau or CDC (organizations that collect and analyze public data)
  • Educational institutions
  • Private businesses

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Letters

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,108.00 per year
Tuition and general fees are for 12-18 semester hours
Application deadline

1 July 2022

Start date

13 January 2022, 30 August 2022


University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft Street,



43606, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

For international students

You are a freshman student if you have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation with 2.5 GPA. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

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