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B.A. in Anthropology

The program in Anthropology at Colorado State University prepares undergraduate students to describe, analyze, and interpret the human condition. An examination of the social, environmental, and evolutionary contexts in which the human species is embedded defines most course work in the discipline.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Students of this program in Anthropology at Colorado State University will

  • Employ anthropological theory and qualitative/quantitative research methods to describe and analyze human biological and cultural variation over time and across space.
  • Describe and evaluate the inter-relationships between environments, health and well-being, and human cultural and biological evolution.
  • Synthesize anthropological theory, methods, and data to formulate arguments both orally and in written format.
  • Articulate anthropology to non-specialists and explain anthropological concepts across subfields and/or with other social sciences and humanities disciplines.
  • Transfer knowledge gained in anthropology program to a career trajectory after graduation.

Potential Occupations

Anthropology, like many majors in the liberal arts, provides students with a broad academic background suitable for a variety of jobs in the public and private sectors. Anthropology majors are trained to think independently and critically, communicate effectively, and function in a multicultural world. Employers appreciate liberal arts majors for their multiple skills and their ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and work environments.

Participating in internships and cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended to enhance students’ practical training and development. Careers for graduates are available in international development, health care, education, business, natural resource management, and government. Graduates who go on for advanced studies can pursue careers in anthropology or attain advanced positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses Included

  • Practicing Anthropology
  • Human Origins and Variation
  • Human Origins and Variation Laboratory
  • History of Theory-Anthropology and Geography
  • College Composition
  • Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies