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Computer Science & Anthropology

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What is Computer Science & Anthropology?

This flexible program combines coursework in our Anthropology program with Computer Science classes. You’ll learn the anthropological studies of biology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural knowledge. You’ll also gain the skills to study how people live and communicate as social beings, and create designs and user interfaces that meet their needs. In this major, you’ll become a global citizen with both problem-solving and intercultural skills.

If any of these topics sound interesting, then this major may be right for you:

  • Globalization
  • Community
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Ethics
  • Social Transformation
  • Social Justice

Career Options

  • Academia
  • Corporate work
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Nonprofit work
  • Technology

Post-Graduation Success1

84% employed or continuing education

54% employed after graduation

29% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$51,527 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: IXL Learning, Bazaarvoice, Cisco View All

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

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

31 - 33 ACT score

1410 - 1510 SAT score

3.45 - 3.94 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

3.9 years to degree

93% freshman retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $39,400
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $59,094
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