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Anthropology

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What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of human biological and cultural processes. You’ll broaden your perspective and rethink what’s familiar abroad and strange at home. You will learn biological, archaeological, linguistic, and cultural knowledge about humans. You will also develop problem-solving and communications skills to become a well-informed global citizen.

You can choose from four concentrations:

  • General Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology

Career Options

  • Education
  • Forensics
  • Government & policy
  • Language
  • Law
  • Health & medicine
  • International diplomacy
  • Media & communication
  • Museum work
  • Nonprofit work
  • Science & technology
  • Social justice

Post-Graduation Success1

82% employed or continuing education

60% employed after graduation

21% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$46,748 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Enterprise Rent-a-car, Hearst Magazines, GS&P View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

27 - 32 ACT score

1240 - 1460 SAT score

3.32 - 3.84 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

4.3 years to degree

96% freshman retention rate

56% four-year graduation rate

75% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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